PM to take his 5th vote of confidence next week

Kathmandu ; Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal will seek the mandatory vote of confidence next week.

He will face the House for his fifth and possibly the last vote of confidence of his tenure in Parliament on July 12. He had positively responded to a suggestion from the Rashtriya Swatantra Party delegation that he should not delay seeking a vote of confidence in view
of withdrawal of support by the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist on Tuesday snatching the numerical majority from the

Of the two available options, he chose to seek the vote of confidence instead of resigning outright in view of the reduced strength in the
House. Hitraj Pandey, Chief Whip of the Maoist Centre confirmed that the Prime Minister would seek the vote of confidence on July 12. With the withdrawal of the support of by UML ,formally on Tuesday, the government has clearly lost its majority,.