What’ll PM Oli do after CPN (Maoist Center) withdraws support?

Even after the withdrawal of the support of major partner CPN (Maoist Center) to the KP Sharma Oli-led government, Prime Minister Oli will not step down, but he will face a no-confidence motion in  parliament.

Now the PM Oli will have to face to no-confidence motion debate as per the Sub-article (13) of  Article 298 of the Constitution of Nepal.

Here is the procedure relating to  moving no confidence motion against Prime Minister:

Legislature Parliament Rule 2016

Procedure relating to moving no confidence motion against Prime Minister

  1. No confidence motion: (1) As per the Sub-article (13) of  Article 298 of the Constitution of Nepal,  if the Legislature-Parliament does not have confidence  on the Prime Minister,  a fourth of the total number of members of the Legislature-Parliament will be able to submit no-confidence motion in writing.

(2) Members who wish to submit the no-confidence motion in accordance with sub-rule (1) shall give at least seven days written notice in advance to the Secretary General or the Secretary.

(3) After receiving the notice in accordance with sub-rule (2), the Speaker will fix a date and time for the discussion of the motion and the Speaker should also publish a notice to notify all the members in advance.

(4) On the specified date and time in accordance with sub-rule (3), after the Speaker calls the first signatory of the motion  or a member authorized by the first signatory, s/he shall tender the motion in the meeting, or if s/he wants, s/he can deliver his/her statement before the submission.

(5) The Speaker will fix the duration for discussion  on the no confidence  motion as stipulated in the sub-rule (4), and at the end of the duration, the Prime Minister or any minister authorized by the Prime Minister if he is unable to attend the meeting because of his illness or situation beyond control, will answer the questions raised by the no confidence motion and during the discussion.

(6) After the Prime Minister or any minister authorized by him answers the questions as stated in sub-rule (6) the proposing member can withdraw the proposal with the permission of the Speaker.

(7) In case the proposing member does not withdraw the proposal as given in the sub-rule (6), the Speaker will present the proposal to the meeting for the decision.

(8) The decision of the Legislature-Parliament on confidence motion will be done through voting.

(9) The Prime Minister will be relieved of his position automatically if the no confidence motion is passed by a majority of the then total members of the Legislature-Parliament.