10 June 2021, Pokhara
Gandaki Pradesh is holding a provincial assembly meeting on Thursday.
In the provincial assembly meeting slated for 12 pm today, Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung will take a vote of confidence.
Chief Minister Gururng will ask for the vote of confidence at the beginning of the assembly meeting, then top leaders of the political parties will deliver their views on the confidence motion and finally the division of votes will take place, according to the Provincial Assembly Secretariat.
Out of 60 lawmakers in the Gandaki Provincial Assembly, 31 votes are required to secure the vote of confidence.
Chief Minister Gurung is unlikely to secure the vote of confidence as the other parties have decided not to cast votes for him while the ruling the CPN-UML has only 27 lawmakers.
Opposition parties have a lotal of 32 lawmakers (Nepali Congress (NC) 15, CPN (Maoist Center) 12, Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) two and Rastriya Janamorcha (RJM) three).
RJM lawmaker Krishna Thapa has decided to cross the floor. Even if one lawmaker of RJM voted for Gurung, if independent lawmaker Rajiv Gurung alias Manange extended his support to the opposition alliance, it would form the new government.