Maoist Centre finally withdraws support extended to Oli govt

R: CPN-Maoist Centre Chief Whip Dev Gurung hands over a letter (L) informing the party withdrew the support extended to the government, in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, May 5, 2021.

Kathmandu, May 5

After two months of indecisiveness, the CPN-Maoist Centre has withdrawn the support extended to the government led by CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli.

The party’s chief whip Dev Prasad Gurung handed over a letter informing the party’s decision to withdraw the support to the House of Representatives Secretary Gopal Nath Yogi on Wednesday morning.

As soon as the Supreme Court revived the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre, which were one party, on March 7, the party was expected to withdraw the support as the Maoist faction in the unified NCP was already in a bid to remove Oli from the prime minister. However, the party had delayed making a decision in this regard as it did not have any plan to topple the government to form the new one.

Now also, the party does not have a clear plan to replace the Oli government thanks to the indecisiveness of the Janata Samajbadi Party Nepal. However, it decided to withdraw the support as Prime Minister Oli himself has taken initiatives to seek a vote of confidence in the House next week.

Nonetheless, even after Oli winning or losing the vote of confidence, the next political scenario of the country is likely to remain unclear.

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