On Monday, lawmakers from the Nepali Congress (NC), CPN (Maoist Center), Janata Samajbadi Party Nepal (JPSN), and Rastriya Janamorcha signed a petition to Province Chief Amik Sherchan, requesting that parties be called to form a majority government in accordance with Article 168(2) of the Constitution.
They have recommended Kul Prasad KC, the leader of the CPN (Maoist Center) Parliamentary Party, as the new Chief Minister.
After the CPN (Maoist Center) withdrew its support from the government, opposition parties filed a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Shankar Pokharel on April 19. However, Chief Minister Pokharel recommended that the Province Assembly session be adjourned and resigned to avoid voting on the resolution. Pokharel had put his demand for a single majority administration before Dharmanath Yadav, the then-Province Chief.
Despite opposition parties’ protests that Pokharel lacks a majority, Yadav appointed Pokharel to the office and administered the oath at the Chief Minister’s Office.