Koshi Province CM Uddhav Thapa to Face Vote of Confidence Today
In a high-stakes political development, Koshi Province Chief Minister Uddhav Thapa is bracing for a vote of confidence today in the provincial assembly. This critical process comes after days of political maneuvering and negotiations.
Chief Minister Thapa, representing the ruling coalition, has sought the support of the main opposition parties, the CPN-UML and the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), to secure his position.
UML chief whip Revati Raman Bhandari confirmed receipt of a letter from Chief Minister Thapa, formally requesting a vote of confidence. However, Bhandari hinted at the UML’s reluctance to grant their support, casting a shadow over Thapa’s bid for confidence.
As the political arithmetic stands, the ruling coalition holds a total of 47 votes in the provincial assembly. This includes 29 votes from the Nepali Congress, 13 from the Maoist Center, 4 from the CPN-Unified Socialists, and 1 from the Janata Samajbadi Party.
On the other side of the aisle, the opposition camp, led by the UML, commands 40 votes, taking into account the Deputy Speaker’s vote. The RPP adds an additional 6 votes to the opposition’s tally, bringing their total to 46 votes.
The razor-thin margin between the two factions underscores the delicate balance of power in the Koshi Province assembly. With just a single vote potentially deciding Chief Minister Thapa’s fate, today’s vote of confidence is poised to be a defining moment in the province’s political landscape.
The province will closely watch the proceedings in the assembly, as Chief Minister Thapa’s political future hangs in the balance. The outcome of this vote could have far-reaching implications for the stability and direction of Koshi Province.