CPN-UML-led government collapsed in Sudurpaschim Province; CM Rawal loses job
The CPN-UML-led government has been collapsed in the Sudurpaschim Province on Thursday
The government collapsed after the Chief Minister of Sudurpashchim province Rajendra Singh Rawal failed to secure a vote of confidence.
CM Rawal’s proposal of a vote of confidence has been rejected by a majority on Thursday evening’s Provincial Assembly meeting.
“As lawmakers saying ‘No’ are more in number, I declare that the motion of Rajendra Singh Rawal seeking a vote of confidence is rejected by a majority,” said the provincial assembly speaker Bhim Bahadur Bhandari.
With the collapse of the provincial government, the meeting of the provincial assembly has also been postponed indefinitely.
Rawal couldn’t secure the majority in the assembly as one of the ruling coalition partners, the Nagarik Unmukti Party, refused to vote for him. All seven members of the party boycotted the meeting of the province assembly on Thursday.
The party has been demanding for immediate release of its founding president Resham Chaudhary and other leaders and cadres convicted in the infamous Tikapur incident of 2015.
CPN-UML’s Rajendra Rawal was appointed the chief minister of the province on January 11, with the backing of 29 assembly members. So, he had to take the vote of confidence by Thursday(today) as per the constitutional provision that states a chief minister must secure a vote of confidence within a month of appointment to the post and the motion should be passed by the majority of the assembly.