Nepal | January 16, 2021

No-confidence motion filed against Province 1 Chief Minister

Santosh Kafle
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DHARAN: Lawmakers from Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling NCP in the Provincial Assembly of Province 1 have filed a no-trust motion against Chief Minister Sher Dhan Rai.

The motion was registered at the assembly secretariat this morning after three provincial ministers resigned in response to the sacking of Minister Indra Bahadur Angbo on Saturday.

As many as 37 lawmakers led by Angbo filed the motion and has proposed Bhim Acharya’s name to replace CM Rai.

Ruling Nepal Communist Party has 67 members in the PA which has 93 members in total. To reach a majority, 47 lawmakers are required.

Meanwhile, a meeting of the Council of Ministers of Province 1 has decided to call a winter session of the Provincial Assembly on January 20.

Province 1 is the second province to get enmeshed in the ongoing intra-party feud within the NCP (NCP) after Bagmati Province. Bagmati’s Chief Minister Dor Mani Paudel has said that his govt would face the no-confidence motion filed by dissenting side on Friday.

Of the total 93 provincial assembly members in Province 1, NCP has 67 — 51 erstwhile UML, 16 erstwhile Maoist Centre — members while main opposition party Nepali Congress has 21 members.

Featured Image: File- Chief Minister Sher Dhan Rai and leader Bhim Acharya

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