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UCPNM Preparing for No Confidence Motion in UML-NC Government

Posted by n3wday on March 15, 2010

This article was published on Nepal News.

Maoists preparing to float no confidence motion against govt

The main opposition Unified CPN (Maoist) is preparing to challenge the Madhav Kumar-led government by tabling a no confidence motion against it at the parliament . The party is currently busy collecting signatures of its lawmakers to submit a proposal for a special session of legislature-parliament on Sunday.

Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal including senior leaders of the party are present at the Maoist parliamentary party meeting being held in Singha Durbar where the signatures are being collected.

Concluding that the current government has failed to maintain law and order in the country and guarantee a timely constitution and successful conclusion of the peace process, the party is collecting signatures of its lawmakers to call a special House session where in the party is expected to float a vote of no confidence against the government. The party is preparing to register the proposal at the parliamentary secretariat today.

The Maoists hope that the vote of no confidence against the government will pave way for the formation of a Maoist-led “national unity” government the party has been calling for since quite some time.

As per the Interim Constitution, the special session of the parliament can be called if one fourth of the 601 member legislature-parliament signs the proposal to call a special House session. To call the special session the Maoists need the signatures of 152 lawmakers, a number it can easily garner.

The party had earlier released a circular to its lawmakers who have gone on a visit of the districts to return to the capital.

Meanwhile, Maoist chairman Dahal has met the top leadership of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) today seeking the latter’s support in his party’s campaign to find an alternative to the current government. MJF leader Jaya Prakash Gupta confirmed that Dahal met the top leaders of the party to request for their support in the Maoist drive against the government.

However, Gupta said that MJF will decide whether to support the Maoists or not after discussion among its top leaders. MJF, which was in the previous Maoist-led coalition government, also wants to see a unity government and has been agitating for it from the past some time.

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