No-confidence motion against Karnali CM: Both sides call meetings

File: Karnali Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi

Kathmandu, October 13

The apparent division seen in the Nepal Communist Party in the Karnali province with a faction registering a no-confidence motion against the parliamentary party leader, Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, has intensified.

The side pushing for the no-confidence motion against Shahi and the other trying to defuse the motion, and hence the dispute, have called separate meetings for Tuesday.

Although the chief minister removed him from the position on Monday, the party’s chief whip Gulab Jung Shah has called the parliamentary party meeting for 1 pm on Tuesday to discuss the motion. On the other hand, Sita Nepali, whom Shahi appointed the chief whip after removing Shah, has also called the meeting for today.

Earlier on Monday, the two sides had also met each other, but the meetings could not bring any solution. “Instead, the dispute has reached its climax,” a lawmaker involved in the meetings says.

Lawmakers opposing Shahi says his decision to remove Shah from the position of the party’s chief whip for forwarding the motion against him also angered the opposition side.

However, the leaders active in seeking solutions say their efforts will continue on Tuesday also.

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