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New govt will be formed Under Article 76 (2): Shekhar Koirala

09 July 2024  

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KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Shekhar Koirala has stated that the upcoming government will be formed according to Article 76 (2) of the Constitution.

He urged everyone not to be confused about which constitutional provision will be used to form the government.

“There has been speculation in the media about whether the government will be formed under Article 76 (2) or 76 (3) of the Constitution. I assure you, there is no need for confusion—the new government will be formed under Article 76 (2). Many media outlets seem to be enjoying this confusion, but I want to make it clear to you all that the upcoming government will be under Article 76 (2),” Koirala said during a scholarship distribution event at Khagendra Navajeevan Special School in Jorpati, Kathmandu, on Tuesday.

Article 76 (2) of the Constitution stipulates that the government should be formed by two or more parties. Clause 3, however, allows for the formation of a government led by the leader of the largest party in Parliament.

Members of the CPN-Maoist Center, led by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, have claimed that if Dahal, appointed under Article 76 (2), fails to secure a vote of confidence from Parliament, a government will be formed under Clause 3.

However, the Supreme Court has previously ruled that forming a government under Clause 2 should be prioritized wherever possible.

Koirala clarified that he does not support a government under Article 76 (3) and claimed that his words have been misinterpreted.

“I made some remarks the other day, and they were twisted to make it seem like I am advocating for a government under Article 76 (3). For the past seven or eight months, I have been advocating for stability. The NC and UML will form a government under Article 76 (2) to provide political stability, good governance, and address the shortcomings in the Constitution,” he said.

He also mentioned that the NC and UML have agreed to lead the government alternately.

Despite NC-UML alliance’s repeated request to vacate the post, Prime Minister Dahal has announced to take vote of confidence on July 12.

On July 1, Congress and UML reached a new agreement to form the government and address various issues.



Publish Date : 09 July 2024 17:57 PM

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