DHANGADHI, APRIL 15
Nepali Congress, Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre and Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal have joined hands in a bid to form a coalition government in Sudur Paschim Province.
Among the total 53 assembly members in the Provincial Assembly, CPN-MC has 13 lawmakers, NC has 12 while JSP-N has two lawmakers. The coalition of these parties will fulfil the required numbers of PA members to form the next government.
Following the dissolution of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), the CPN (UML) is rife with internal party struggle between Oli faction and Khanal-Nepal faction, bringing about uncertainy regarding the future of provincial government in Sudur Paschim.
The leadership of the next government, upon its formation, has been claimed by CPN-MC.
However, according to NC parliamentary party leader Dr Rana Bahadur Rawal, though three parties are in talks to form the next provincial government, they have yet to decide on the leadership of the government as discussions are still in a preliminary stage.
"The procedure for the same will move ahead corresponding to the agreement between the top leadership of the parties in the centre," informed Rawal while adding that they are yet to receive any formal instruction from the party leadership.
"We are currently leading the provincial government in coalition with CPN-UML. We would still like to retain the current partnership, but it all depends on the CPN-UML and with the internal disputes in UML, the provincial government has become insecure," claimed Khaga Raj Bhatta, Joint Incharge of CPN-MC in Sudur Paschim.
"The stability of the government is our priority and to secure that we will be forced to look at other alternatives," claimed Bhatta.
Meanwhile, the current leadership in provincial governments of Lumbini and Gandaki have also been threatened as the parties in opposition along with the Maoist Centre have begun homework to overthrow the current governments in these provinces to instill a new one in their stead.