KATHMANDU: After President Bidya Bhandari declared the mid-term elections after dissolving the House of Representatives (HoR) on Friday night, opposition parties have increased their meetings.
In a meeting held in Budhanilkantha yesterday, Nepali Congress Chairman Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda, UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, and Janata Samajwadi Party Chairman Upendra Yadav discussed various options, including a no-confidence motion and impeachment against the Prime Minister.
According to reports, Deuba refused to consent to Nepal’s plan to step forward with a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister KP Oli.
In the all-party meeting, Deuba emphasized the importance of pursuing the creation of a new government under Article 76 (5) because he wanted to lead the government.
NC senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel, on the other hand, supported the no-confidence motion and impeachment.
Deuba, on the other hand, refused to do so, assuming that the situation would worsen if he did.
Political analysts believe Oli has taken advantage of the situation after Deuba softened his stance on him.
According to reports, Deubas’ attitude has angered Prachanda, Nepal, and JSP chief Upendra Yadav.
On the Prime Minister’s advice, President Bhandari dissolved the House of Representatives and called for mid-term elections on November 12 and 19, a year ahead of time.
The President’s Office said in a statement that on the advice of the cabinet, the President dissolved the House under Article 76(7) of the Constitution.