The no-confidence motion against Chief Minister of Province 1 was withdrawn today.

The no-confidence motion lodged against Chief Minister Sherdhan Rai as per the Article 188 (4) of the Constitution of Nepal and rule 129 (1) of Province Assembly Regulations, 2018 in the fourth meeting of the winter session of the Province Assembly was withdrawn, Speaker Pradip Kumar Bhandari informed.

Parliamentary party leader of Province 1 CPN-Maoist Centre Indra Bahadur Angbo, who seconded the no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Rai, said that chapter of the political revolution is not over, though the proposal of no-confidence motion was pulled out.

Extracting the no confidence motion, Rajendra Kumar Rai said that the decision was taken after the change in the political context.

However, the proposer and seconder criticised the province government for its failure to name the province, slashing the expenditure after passing the budget, not bringing new plans and not releasing the fund for the previous projects.

At the PA meeting, Nepali Congress Chief Whip Kedar Karki argued that the parliamentary development fund should not be terminated at any cost. He, however, asked the government to be economical and accountable to the people.

The next meeting of the PA is scheduled for April 8, Speaker Bhandari announced.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 6, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.