Rastriya Swatantra Party to vote in favour of PM Dahal’s trust motionThe party says it is yet to decide on whether to join government.
The Rastriya Swatantra Party has decided to vote in favour during a floor test by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
A joint meeting of the party’s central committee and parliamentary party held on Sunday decided to continue its support to the incumbent government.
“The party has decided to continue its support to the government and vote in favour of the prime minister during the floor test,” said lawmaker Sobita Gautam.
The prime minister is scheduled to take a vote of confidence at the meeting of the House of Representatives on Monday.
The party said it is yet to decide on whether to join the government.
“We will decide the matter later,” said Gautam.
Prime Minister Dahal is planning to expand his Cabinet after securing the confidence of the House.
The prime minister, who won the floor test on January 10, will undergo the trust vote again as the CPN-UML and the Rastriya Prajatantra Party have withdrawn their support to the government after the CPN (Maoist Centre) ditched the alliance with the UML to form a new coalition with the Nepali Congress.
On February 28, the Swatantra Party had decided to continued its support to the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government.
Earlier, on February 5, the party had decided to leave the government after Prime Minister Dahal refused to re-appoint party president Rabi Lamichhane as the Home Minister. The party, however, had continued its support to the government.
Earlier today, the Nepali Congress decided to support the prime minister in the trust vote and join the government.