Left alliance backs Raut in Province 2 trust vote

JANAKPURDHAM: Province 2 Chief Minister Mohammad Lalbabu Raut won the vote of confidence in the Provincial Assembly on Thursday.

Lawmakers from the Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal, Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal alliance, CPN-UML and CPN-MC, besides two independent lawmakers voted in favour of Raut. Raut, who needed at least 54 votes, obtained 82 votes, while the NC candidate obtained only 18 votes.

Of the 19 NC lawmakers, Om Prakash Sharma was absent.

The next PA meeting is scheduled for March 9.