Gandaki: CM Khaga Raj Adhikari loses office after vote of confidence test

File: CPN-UML leader Khaga Raj Adhikari
File: CPN-UML leader Khaga Raj Adhikari

Pokhara, April 23

Gandaki Chief Minister Khaga Raj Adhikari lost his position on Saturday after he could not obtain the vote of confidence of the Provincial Assembly during a vote held in Pokhara.

Only 24 of the 60-member assembly voted in favour of Adhikari of the CPN-UML continuing his office. Adhikari was elected the chief minister in January following the elections in November 2022.

He could not rule long following a change in the federal-level coalition, following which the CPN-Maoist Centre in the province withdrew its support from the government, hence requiring Adhikari to face the test.

Now, the Nepali Congress and the Maoist Centre are preparing to form a new government in the province. However, they are yet to decide who is leading the government.

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