MJF-L eyes way out of govt: DevThe Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik, a key ruling alliance, is preparing to pull out of the KP Sharma Oli-led government over its poor working style and functioning, according to a senior party leader.
The Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik, a key ruling alliance, is preparing to pull out of the KP Sharma Oli-led government over its poor working style and functioning, according to a senior party leader.
The party has called a meeting of its Central Working Committee on Monday to decide the time and manner of withdrawing support.
“The government has failed to meet the aspirations of the people and failed on various fronts. So we are considering walking out of the government,” MJF-Loktantrik General Secretary Jitendra Dev told the Post.
Four months ago, party Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar had submitted a memorandum to PM Oli, seeking his intervention in several political and governance-related issues.
In a thinly-veiled warning, the party had asked the PM to implement its demands in a few months.
“But nothing has come up so far. Chairman Gachhadar spoke of withdrawing party’s support to the government,” said Dev, referring to his hour-long meeting with Gachhadar on Saturday where they agreed to register the agenda of government change in the CWC meeting.
“The party will step up efforts to replace the Oli government after the CWC meeting,” said Dev, who believes the MJF-L move will mount pressure on other coalition partners to withdraw their support to the government too. “Once we pull out support, there will be pressure on Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Kamal Thapa,” he said.
Dev also claimed that after the approval of budget, the CPN (Maoist Centre), a key ally in the government, would raise the issue of “gentleman’s agreement” with PM Oli that will lead to a change of government. “There will be a new government by mid-July.”