Dhangadhi, February 9
Sudurpaschim Chief Minister Rajendra Rawal has resigned after failing to secure a vote of confidence in the provincial assembly.
During a meeting of the assembly on Thursday, the 30th day of Rawal of the CPN-UML getting appointed the chief minister, the speaker announced that Rawal could not secure the support of the majority in the voice vote held.
Article 168(4) of the constitution required him to face the floor test within 30 days of the appointment.
Following the vote, he submitted his resignation to Governor Dev Raj Joshi this evening.
Following that, Joshi appointed Kamal Bahadur Shah of the Nepali Congress as the chief minister for him being the leader of the biggest parliamentary party in the provincial legislature as per article 168(3) of the constitution.
Shah is also required to take a vote of confidence in the next 30 days.
Rajendra Rawal lost the position as the Nagarik Unmukti Party, which has decisive seven votes, decided to boycott the vote demanding the ruling alliance in the federal government, led by the chief minister’s UML party, release its leader Resham Chaudhary. Chaudhary is serving a sentence after his conviction of the murder of eight police personnel in the Tikapur massacre in 2015.