K.P. Sharma Oli (Reuters file photo)
Nepal Political Crisis: Oli (69) needs at least 136 votes in the 275-member House of Representatives to get the confidence vote as four members are still suspended.
Kathmandu Prime Minister K.K., facing crisis in Nepal. P. Sharma Oli will present a motion of confidence in Parliament on 10 May as part of his efforts to remain in power. In an official statement on Sunday, it was told that President Vidya Devi Bhandari has convened the session of Parliament on May 10 on the recommendation of Prime Minister Oli to get the trust vote of the government. Oli (69) needs at least 136 votes in the 275-member House of Representatives to get the confidence vote as four members are still suspended. According to Nepali media reports, during a cabinet meeting on Sunday, Oli said he would try to win a confidence vote in Parliament to retain power. Following the controversial decision of the Prime Minister to dissolve the House of Representatives last year, Oli has made this decision amid the political deadlock in the country. Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Leela Nath Shrestha told the ‘Kathmandu Post’ that the Prime Minister will present the motion of confidence vote on 10 May. This will be a one day session only. Shrestha said that Oli wants to take the stalled political process forward. The government is sure that it will win the trust vote. If this does not happen, then there will be a process of forming a coalition government. Prime Minister Oli made this decision at a time when Nepal is facing the second wave of Kovid-19 epidemic. The highest ever 7,137 new cases of Kovid-19 were reported in Nepal on Sunday. The number of infected in the country has increased to 329,000, while the death toll has gone up to 3325.