NC’s Kamal Bahadur Shah appointed Chief Minister of Sudurpaschim

Nepali Congress (NC) has made a comeback to province government with Sudurpaschim province parliamentary party leader Kamal Bahadur Shah being appointed the Chief Minister on Thursday.

Province chief Dev Raj Joshi on Thursday appointed Shah to the post as per Article 168(3) of the constitution after CPN-UML’s Rajendra Singh Rawal lost the position of chief minister.

As per the constructional provision, the province chief appoints the parliamentary party leader of the party which has the highest number of members in the provincial assembly as the chief minister if the chief minister appointed with the support of two or more parties fails to secure a vote of confidence within 30 days of appointment.

Earlier today, Rawal tendered his resignation after failing to secure the vote of confidence during the floor test in the provincial assembly.

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.


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