Discussions on no-trust motion underway in parliament

Posted on: July 24, 2016 | views: 263

Parliamentary discussions are underway on the no-confidence motion registered by some political parties including the main opposition Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center ) against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Taking part in the discussions, NC leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula said there was no legal confusion regarding the formation of a new government.
Likewise CPN (UML)'s Jhalanath Khanal said his party believed that the  process of government change should take place in an usual way and no-trust motion would only invite instability in the country.

Rekha Sharma of Maoist Centre said the no-confidence motion had to be introduced because Prime Minister Oli was ignorant towards fully implementing the constitution that has institutionalized achievements of various movements.

Upendra Yadav of Federal Socialist Forum said it was normal to support the no-confidence motion against the government that has suppressed the Tarai residents.

Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal (Democratic) Jitendra Narayan Dev and Rastriya Prajatantra Party's Bikram Pandey argued that claim by some parties that a new government could not be formed on constitutional ground was the reflection of extremist thinking and misinterpretation of the  country's main law.  

NC senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel stressed on continuing the culture of consensus and partnership even after the formation of the new government.  

Similarly, lawmaker Dhaniram Sharma added that they were compelled to register the vote-of no-confidence motion due to irresponsibility of the government.   

Lawmaker Mahesh Acharya suggested PM Oli to resign from the post to ease the new government formation process. He even opined to not draw the president into the dispute.

CPN (UML)'s Rajendra Pandey said no remarks that undermine the dignity and self-esteem of others should be made inside the parliament.

Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat of Nepali Congress claimed that the Oli-led government was orienting towards proving itself as 'a model of bad governance'. He accused the incumbent government of overlooking the needs of earthquake survivors.

Gokarna Bista from the UML said  making remarks hurting the dignity of others while delivering views on the no-trust motion would invite conflict in future. The UML is and would always be committed towards republic, democracy and federalism.  

CPN (Maoist Center)'s Shakti Bahadur Basnet underlined the need of maintaining political unity amidst diversity and of discouraging the culture of practicing politics of negation.