Proposal for vote of confidence, PM Deuba in need of at least eight UML MPs
KATHMANDU : Seeking for the vote of confidence, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, a proposal has been registered to the Federal Parliament of Nepal today. In the first meeting of the reconstituted House of Representatives, Deuba sought a vote of confidence to try to ensure the life of the government.
Congress parliamentary party whip Pushpa Bhusal informed that a proposal has been registered in the federal parliament secretariat for the vote of confidence today.
The motion to take vote of confidence has been registered by Law Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki in the Parliament Secretariat through the Speaker and the Prime Minister will take the vote of confidence in the second meeting today, said Shreedhar Neupane, Press Coordinator of the Speaker.
Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has also convened a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee. Deuba needs the support of 136 of the 271 lawmakers in the House of Representatives for a vote of confidence.
Congress and Maoists have 110 MPs. Twelve people from Upendra Yadav’s party had signed in favor of Deuba. Now this number has increased to 17, according to the Yadav faction. In that case, 127 MPs are in favor of the proposal.
Rastriya Janamorcha’s Durga Paudel is in the alliance. In that case, Deuba’s government will be saved if eight UML MPs from Madhav Nepal’s side cast their votes of confidence.
Twenty-three lawmakers from Madhav Nepal’s party had signed on to make Deuba the prime minister.