Opposition parties join hands to topple Oli govt in Nepal

Nepali Congress, the main opposition party, has joined hands with the second-largest ruling coalition partner — Unified CPN-Maoist (UCPN-M) — and agitating Madhes-based parties to topple Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s government in the country.

The Nepali Congress leaders held informal talks with UCPN-M leaders and a formal meeting with the leaders of the United Democratic Madhesi Front at the Legislature-Parliament building in New Baneshwor, The Himalayan Times has reported.

Oli-led government has failed on every front, including the implementation of the new Constitution, and has not shown flexibility in resolving the national problems.

“The UCPN-M has accepted our proposal,” said a senior Nepali Congress leader on condition of anonymity.

The UDMF leaders have agreed to support the new government to be formed under the Nepali Congress’ initiative, but said that they would remain out of the government until their concerns are addressed.

The UDMF leaders expressed their readiness to find an alternative to PM Oli, said Nepali Congress chief whip Chin Kaji Shrestha.

Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal chairman Upendra Yadav said the government had no right to remain in power as it was mired in corruption and was involved in killing Madhesi protestors.

Sadbhawana Party chair Rajendra Mahato said the UDMF asked the Nepali Congress to make its stance clear regarding the front’s 11-point demands.

The UDMF leaders have expressed readiness to support the Nepali Congress to topple the government and form a new one to address the concerns of Madhes-based people, including boundaries of federal units, said Nepali Congress leader Bimalendra Nidhi.

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