The Nepali Congress, which has received proposals from both factions of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to lead the next government, has called its parliamentary party meeting on Friday to discuss the political situation and the role it should play in the Parliament.

NC Whip Pushpa Bhusal said the NC parliamentary party would dwell on communication the party leadership had with other parties and roles members of the parliamentary party wanted the NC to play in the Parliament.

"Our party needs to work to ensure political stability and protect democracy and the constitution," Bhusal said. She added that the party had not yet thought of registering a no-trust motion against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli with the support of other parties, particularly the NCP faction led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal and Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal.

She said her party did not have enough lawmakers to register a no-trust motion against the government and that was the reason it failed to seek special session of the Parliament a few months ago.

As per the constitutional provision, 25 per cent lawmakers of the 275-member House of Representatives can seek special session of the Parliament. The NC has 63 members in the Lower House of the Parliament.

A version of this article appears in the print on March 4, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.