Politics of Nepal: Prime Minister Oli loses confidence vote in Parliament, now has to resig

Politics of Nepal: Prime Minister Oli loses confidence vote in Parliament

Politics of Nepal: Prime Minister Oli loses confidence vote in Parliament, now has to resign- The ongoing political struggle in Nepal for nearly two years has come to an end. Barely ready to face a vote of confidence, Prime Minister Oli had to face defeat in Parliament. Now he will have to resign. The leaders of his own party had been demanding his resignation for a long time. However, on Sunday it was felt that Oli would save the chair by manipulating this time too. But this could not happen. Oli has been considered very close to China and has also given anti-India statements on several occasions. India is also keeping an eye on this development.

124 votes against

A total of 232 MPs took part in the voting on Monday. Of these, 124 voted against Oli while 93 voted in his favor. 15 MPs were neutral. Oli needed a total of 136 votes to save the government. The Parliament of Nepal has a total of 271 members. Madhav Nepal and Jhalanath Khanal did not participate in group voting. The next sitting of Parliament will now take place on Thursday. Then further strategy will be considered.

Every time a chair was saved

Oli became Prime Minister for the second time in February 2018. For the first time since then, he was facing a floor test in the 271-seat Parliament. The important Madheshi party supporting Oli had decided to abstain from voting. Then it seemed certain that the government would fall. However, in 2 years many such opportunities came, but they saved the government and the chair each time.

After several meetings with Oli’s own party and leaders of the Janata Samajwadi Party, he said on Sunday evening, I am confident that the loyal leaders and activists of this party will not work to harm the party and the communist movement.

This is the math of seats

Oli’s party CPN (UML) has 121 seats in the lower house. The main opposition party, the Nepali Congress, has 63 seats and the Prachanda-led Maoist Party has 49 seats and the Janata Samajwadi Party has 32 seats. Other parties have two MPs. Two MPs each of Nepali Congress and Samajwadi Party are suspended.

The new political trick did not work

Oli wanted to form a minority government and hold elections. He himself recommended President Bidya Devi Bhandari to call a special session for the floor test. In such a situation, some analysts say that calling the floor test was his new trick. He wanted to form a minority government and wanted to show the court that he had lost his majority. After this, they want to go to the election directly. The term of the current parliament of Nepal is ending in 2022.

Why India is important in Nepal’s politics?

India has no role in the current political crisis, but ever since Oli became Prime Minister, he has often resorted to anti-India politics to divert attention from the crisis that has come upon him. When Olly had to resign for the first time in a minority, he still accused India.

Even after forming a government with Prachanda, whenever he was in crisis, he raised some anti-India issue. Whether it is the issue of the new map of Nepal or the Indo-Nepal border dispute.

In all these disputes, the role of Chinese Ambassador Yangki is considered important. He has direct access to the office of the Prime Minister of Nepal to the Army Headquarters. Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff Purnachandra Thapa is considered close to him.


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