Kathmandu, 16 May : It has been concluded that Sher Bahadur Deuba could not become the Prime Minister from the recent alliance of against Oli and is preparing to move Baburam Bhattarai forward. To confirm this preparation, this morning Dr. Bhattarai has claimed in a tweet that a government can be formed as per Article 76 (5) of the constitution. Bhattarai has confirmed that he is about to become the Prime Minister in the wake of a tweet by MP Mahesh Basnet saying that what he had done some time ago during his meeting with Prime Minister KP Sharma oli was wrongly publicized.
He wrote: “The PM had to speak through an envoy (I have met PM Oli, not Oli to get the country out of the catastrophe) oriented country. I want to form a national government led by a person other than the former PM. It can be made accordingly. Let’s think.’
However, according to Article 76, Clause 3 of the Constitution, PM Oli has yet to become the Prime Minister. Looking at the current scenario, with the support of 121 MPs from the CPN-UML and 19 MPs from the Thakur-Mahato faction of Bhattarai’s party JSP, there is a strong basis for Oli to get a vote of confidence. In addition, for the first time, a minority government is supported by the opposition.
But now there is a very bitter situation between the ruling party and the opposition. However, Bhattarai has claimed that the session of the parliament will be held in accordance with Article 5 without completing this process.
On Saturday, Bhattarai told a senior Maoist leader that there is a strong possibility of an agreement in his name alone. According to those leaders, Bhattarai is now confident that even neighboring India will help him.
However, Ram Chandra Poudel told NepalPage that Prachanda had told the high-level meeting that the Maoist side was open to anyone’s name in the alternative of Oli.
According to sources, the only reason why Bhattarai is barred from becoming the Prime Minister is that India’s establishment is not on his favor but on Oli’s side. An influential UML minister says, “It is because they were not prepared before. Now they put it again .’
That is why the Oli government is discussing whether to convene a regular annual session of parliament and bring a policy program with a vote of confidence or to announce a policy program and budget from outside the parliament without convening a session, according to government high-level sources.