KATHMANDU: According to a statement issued by the President’s Office on Friday night, the allegations made by both the Prime Minister’s claimants are baseless.
President Vidyadevi Bhandari has ruled that the claim made by both CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba for the post of Prime Minister as per Article 76, Clause 5 of the Constitution has not been fulfilled.
In the statement, Prime Minister Oli claimed that he had the support of 121 members of the CPN (UML) and 32 members of the Janata Samajwadi Party of Nepal. Similarly, Deuba had 61 signatures of Congress, 49 of CPN (Maoist Center), 12 of JSP, 26 of UML and Durga Poudel of Janamorcha Nepal.
The statement said that both the claimants were members of the House of Representatives and supported each other contrary to the decision of the party and the parties concerned did not recognize it.
The President has decided not to legally agree to appoint a new Prime Minister as per Article 5 after the demands of both. were not met.
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