Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is scheduled to take a vote of confidence today. According to Parliament Secretariat sources, Prime Minister Deuba is also scheduled to take a vote of confidence in Sunday’s meeting.
The eighth session of the House of Representatives is starting from 4 pm on Sunday after being reinstated for the second time by the order of the Supreme Court.
The UML, which has been in power for about three and a half years, will remain as the main opposition after leaving the government. The Congress and the Maoists are in power.
Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has informed that a vote of confidence will be taken in the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee.
The government has informed Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota about the vote of confidence. Congress Whip Pushpa Bhusal said that the decision would be taken by the working committee as per the proposal brought by the government.
In the writ petition against the dissolution, the Supreme Court had issued an order on July 12 to re-establish the House of Representatives and make Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba the Prime Minister and convene a meeting within a year. After the order, UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, who became the Prime Minister with the support of a two-thirds majority of MPs, has left power.
Even though a vote of confidence has to be taken within 30 days in the current session, Prime Minister Deuba is preparing to take a vote of confidence in the first sitting of the parliament.