Nepali Congress, Maoist Centre launch efforts to change Bagmati CM

Kathmandu, June 30

Two parties in the ruling coalition–Nepali Congress and CPN-Maoist Centre–have launched efforts to change the government in the Bagmati province.

Although both parties have not spoken anything officially, they have begun collecting signatures of their lawmakers so that they could file a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Rajendra Pandey anytime.

Both parties are key parts of the Pandey government as it was formed out of the alliance among them when no party garnered majority votes in the provincial assembly.

But now, the Nepali Congress and Maoist Centre want to change the government leadership citing Pandey of the CPN-Unified Socialist had agreed to hand over his position to Indra Bahadur Baniya of the Nepali Congress.

As the three parties had agreed to share the Bagmati chief ministership between Pandey and Baniya for equal terms, the parties except his have launched a round of efforts to make the chief minister respect the decision.

“We might need to complete this procedure anytime,” a Maoist Centre lawmaker says, “This is the monsoon season and the lawmakers cannot be available on time. Hence, we have already begun collecting signatures.”

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