KP Sharma Oli, the Prime Minister, is unlikely to obtain a vote of confidence in the House of Representatives.
Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Gyawali, an ally of Oli’s, spoke at a House meeting on Monday, saying the government does not need to request a vote of confidence because no party has withdrawn its support.
The assertion comes as some politicians and analysts argue that Oli must show that he has a majority in the House since the Nepal Communist Party was split in two by a Supreme Court order on March 7, and one of the two parties, the CPN-Maoist Centre, is protesting the government. However, the Maoist party has yet to withdraw its support.
But, according to Gyawali, the court order simply resurrected the old parties that existed when Oli was elected PM in 2018, and therefore it should not be considered a split.