Maoist Centre withdraws support to Gandaki governmentThe Nepali Congress has been staking a claim to lead a new government in the province.
The CPN (Maoist Centre) has withdrawn its support to its Gandaki provincial government.
A meeting of the Maoist Centre parliamentary party of Gandaki Province decided to withdraw its support to the government and walk out of the government.
Maoist ministers submitted their resignations to Chief Minister Khaga Raj Adhikari.
The Nepali Congress has been staking its claim to lead a new government in the province. Surendra Raj Pandey, who was elected from Gorkha, is the provincial assembly leader of the party.
Earlier today, the CPN-UML quit the Bagmati government.
Adhikari was appointed chief minister of the province on January 9. He had the support of 33 members including UML’s 22 members, the Maoist Centre’s eight members, two of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party, and one member of CPN (Unified Socialist).
Adhikari, who is also the party’s Standing Committee member, is the third chief minister of the province since the formation of the provincial governments in 2017.
UML’s Prithvi Subba Gurung was the first chief minister of the province after the 2017 federal and provincial polls. Gurung was replaced by Nepali Congress leader Krishna Chandra Nepali following the split in the then Nepal Communist Party.