PM Oli secures vote of confidence by over two-thirds majority
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has secured 208 votes, thereby securing votes of confidence from the Parliament Sunday.
PM Oli had sought the vote of confidence to the government in the second session of the parliament.
Out of 268 lawmakers present in the meeting, he secured 208 votes in the parliament. However, 59 lawmakers from Nepali Congress, the main opposition party, and one lawmaker from Nepal Workers Peasants Party voted against the confidence motion.
Similarly, Naya Shakti Party Nepal’s coordinator Dr Baburam Bhattarai and RJPN lawmaker Resham Chaudhary were absent in the voting as Bhattarai is out of country, and Chaudhary is in custody for the investigation over the charge on him being the mastermind of the Tikapur incident.
UML Chair Oli was appointed to the post of PM on February 15. As per the constitution of Nepal, newly appointed PM should have secured vote of confidence within 30 days of his appointment to the post.