HETAUDA, MARCH 31
A no-trust motion registered against Bagmati Province Chief Minister Dormani Poudel has been withdrawn.
Lawmakers close to CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal who had signed the no-trust motion withdrew their signatures yesterday.
Province Assembly Secretary Krishna Hari Khadka said that 22 lawmakers had written a letter to Bagmati Province Secretariat stating that they had withdrawn their no-confidence motion.
Twenty-two lawmakers from the Nepal side and 23 CPN-Maoist Centre lawmakers had registered the no-trust motion against CM Poudel on 25 December 2020.
CPN-Maoist Centre lawmakers are yet to withdraw their support to the no-trust motion.
With the withdrawal of signatures by lawmakers loyal to Madhav Kumar Nepal, the government led by Poudel is now safe. With 57 lawmakers, CPN- UML now has majority in the Provincial Assembly.
Fifty-six votes are required to form the province government.
CPN-Maoist Cente withdrew its support to the province government.
A parliamentary party meting of the party held at party office Babarmahal, at Kathmandu, decided to withdraw support to the government, said Maoist leader Shalikram Jammakattel.
Meanwhile, CPN-UML Bagmati Province PP meeting was held today. The meeting formed a statute drafting committee. The committee consists of the party's chief whip Keshav Pandey, Narayan Silwal and Urmila Karmacharya. Urmila is close to Madhav Kumar Nepal. The meeting chaired by CM Poudel was held at Tulashilal Memorial Foundation, Lalitpur.
A version of this article appears in the print on April 1, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.