41 lawmakers submit application demanding new govt in Lumbini
RUPANDEHI: With the change in Province Chief, opposition parties have started an effort to topple the government in Lumbini Province.
The opposition parties have submitted an application along with the signatures of 41 lawmakers to newly appointed Province Chief Amik Sherchan demanding that he initiate the process to form the new government under Article 168 (2) of the Constitution.
Claiming that the government which was formed under Article 168 (1) of the constitution has already fallen into a minority, they accused Chief Minister Shankar Pokharel of forging the signatures to claim the majority government.
They claimed that Chief Minister Pokharel in collusion with former Province Chief had forged the signatures to remain in power.
Opposition parties, who have majority in the Province Assembly, has been trying to remove Pokharel from the government since April.
Earlier, three leaders of Janata Samajbadi Party- Nepal (JSP-N) had lost the seat of lawmakers after the party expelled them for supporting Pokharel.
It has been learnt that Pokarel will remain in power if the Supreme Court delivers the verdict in favour of two former Maoist and three JSP-N lawmakers.
Dadhiram Neupane and Dinesh Panthi, who had defected from the (CPN-Maoist Centre) to CPN-UML, had filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court demanding reappointment as lawmakers.
Similarly, JSP-N lawmakers have also filed a writ petition at the apex court against the party’s decision to expel them from the party.