KATHMANDU, MAY 10
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has made a last minute 'unity appeal' before seeking a vote of confidence in the House of Representatives, scheduled to take place at at 1:00 pm today.
PM Oli posted his thoughts on his social media before prior to the floor tests, which he is more likely to lose than not owing to the latest alterations in inter-party as well as intra-party alliances.
In his post, he urged his party members to stand together, vote in his favour and not make any improper decision in haste.
"All the honorable members of the CPN-UML Parliamentary Party are aware that a special session and meeting of the House of Representatives is being held from 1 pm today for the purpose of taking a vote of confidence by the Prime Minister. Given the situation, I would like to reiterate that if there is any internal disagreement or dissatisfaction, it can be resolved through mutual discussion," the PM posted on his wall.
He further urged, in the same tweet, all the lawmakers from his party to not rush into taking any untoward decision. "Let's sit together, discuss and solve the existing problems," he said.
His appeal comes at a time when the main opposition party Nepali Congress has decided to vote against the motion while even the Mahato-Thakur faction of the Janata Samajwadi Party- Nepal decided to make a last-minute ditch by staying neutral and not voting in favour of Oli, as opposed to their earlier promise of doing so.
Meanwhile, the dissenting Nepal-Khanal faction within his own faction, who remained undecided till yesterday on whether to resign or not, have now decided to not resign at the moment but also giving the voting procedure a miss, which will crush Oli's hopes of saving his seat.