PM Dahal to seek vote of confidence in parliament today

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Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is taking vote of confidence from the House of Representatives (HoR) today.

PM Dahal is taking vote of confidence for the second time as the then coalition partners, CPN-UML and Rastriya Prajatantra Party, have quitted the government. There is a constitutional provision that the Prime Minister should take vote of confidence within 30 days after political parties partnering in the government withdrew support.

Dahal, appointed Prime Minister on 25 December 2022 had, at first, secured vote of confidence on 10 January, 2023 with landslide majority – 268 members in the parliament supported the motion.

PM Dahal is scheduled to take vote of trust from the HoR meeting which begins at 1.00 pm and he needs 138 votes for securing trust from the parliament.

Along with CPN (Maoist Centre), Nepali Congress, Rastriya Swatantra Party, Janata Samajwadi Party, Unified Socialist, Janamat Party, Loktantrik Samajwadi Party, Nagarik Unmukti Party and Rastriya Janamorcha among others are expected to support PM Dahal in securing vote of confidence.