Nepali Congress News
The current ruling party in Nepal, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba led Nepali Congress led emerged as the single largest party in Nepal on Sunday. The party maintained its lead by securing 53 seats in the parliamentary polls that led to an end of the prolonged political instability that the Himalayan nation witnessed in the last few weeks.
Sher Bahadur Deuba is the Prime Minister of the caretaker government and President of the ruling Nepali Congress Deuba, 77, was elected for the 7th consecutive time from his home district of Dhankuta He secured 25,534 votes against his nearest rival Sagar Dhakal, 31, an independent candidate who received 1,302 votes
The political scenario in the country worsened after the Supreme Court last month nullified CPN-MC's merger with CPN-UML The two parties had merged in May 2018 to form a unified Nepal Communist Party following the victory of their alliance in the 2017 general elections Prime Minister Oli-led government will lose majority in the lower house if CPN-MC led by 'Prachanda' withdraws its support
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, set to face a no-confidence motion in Parliament on Thursday, on Sunday continued consultations with legal and constitutional experts in a bid to save his now minority government while new-found allies CPN (Maoist Centre) and the Nepali Congress, too, asserted the constitutionality of their claim.