Bagmati Chief Minister Jammakattel wins trust voteIn a voting held at the provincial assembly on Friday, Jammakattel receives 67 votes in favour of his motion.
Bagmati Chief Minister Shalikram Jammakattel secured the confidence of the provincial assembly on Friday.
A total of 67 provincial assembly members stood in support of the trust motion tabled by the chief minister, which is a majority of present members, announced Speaker Bhuwan Pathak.
A total of 17 votes were cast against the motion while seven members stayed neutral.
Members from the Nepali Congress, the CPN (Maoist Centre), the CPN (Unified Socialist) and the Hamro Nepali Party voted in favour of the motion during the trust vote.
The chief minister underwent a floor test for the second time within just over two months of his appointment.
Jamkattel was appointed as the chief minister by province head Yadav Chandra Sharma on March 17 after he laid claim to the post with the support of 70 members of the 110-seat provincial assembly.
He is the fourth chief minister of the province since the formation of the provincial governments in 2017. Despite having more seats in the previous provincial assembly, Maoist Centre had supported CPN (Unified Socialist) leader Rajendra Pandey as the chief minister during the previous term.
UML’s Dormani Poudel was the first chief minister of the province after the 2017 federal and provincial polls and then another UML leader Asta Laxmi Shakya took charge for a brief period before Unified Socialist’s Pande took over the helm following the split in the then Nepal Communist Party.