Maoist Centre decides to Quit Gandaki Province Government

Himalaya Times
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The CPN-Maoist Centre has decided to withdraw its support for the Gandaki Provincial government.

According to leader Hari Bahadur Chuman, a meeting of the Maoist Centre parliamentary party for the province conducted today voted to quit the administration.

Two ministers from the party will tender their resignations to the Chief Minister today. On behalf of the party, Chuman is the minister for physical infrastructure, while Resham Jugjali is the minister for industry, tourism, forest, and environment.

Prime Minister and Party Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' urged the party to depart the government on Thursday.

Following the decision of the party to withdraw from the UML-led administration in Gandaki, the latter has the status of a minority government, and the Chief Minister Khagaraj Adhikari is required to receive a vote of confidence within the next 30 days. If the government fails to gain confidence, it will fall.

Adhikari was named Chief Minister on January 9 with the backing of 22 UML members, eight members of Maoist Centre, and two Rastriya Prajatantra Party members. According to Chuman, the decision was motivated by the shifting political dynamic in the center.

ith 27 members, the Nepali Congress (NC) and the Maoist Center are attempting to build a new administration in the Gandaki PA.

In the 60-member PA, 31 members are required to stake a claim for creating a majority government, which is easily reached if the two parties work together.

NC and Maoist Centre both are vying for the position of Chief Minister.

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