Ruling alliance meeting

No need to seek vote of confidence for govt. following withdrawal of support by RSP

Kathmandu, 6 May: In what appears like a confrontational approach the ruling coalition today decided that the Prime Minister would not require to seek a vote of confidence in the wake of withdrawal of support by the Rashtriya Swatantra Party (RSP).

A meeting of the ruling alliance has reached a conclusion that withdrawal of support by the RSP to the government would not require the PM to seek the vote of confidence and that the government would rather get into more important legislative business in the house.

The ruling alliance meeting held at Baluwatar decided that it would focus more on pending citizenship bill, appointment of the chief justices of the Supreme Court, and formation of subjective committees in the parliament, said Hitraj Pandey, Chief Whip of the CPN (Maoist Center).

The meeting was attended by PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, along with Dev Gurung, and Shakti Basnet representing CPN (Maoist Centre).

From the Nepali Congress side, its chairman Sher Bahadur Deuba, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka and Vice President Dhanraj Gurung attended the meeting.