Deuba reaches Oli’s house, seeking support in PM election

Deuba and Oli

Bhaktapur, June 3: Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN (UML) Chair KP Sharma Oli held a meeting Sunday to discuss the prime ministerial election scheduled for Sunday and other contemporary political issues.

NC President Deuba, the lone candidate for the election for the 40th prime minister, Saturday evening reached the private residence of the chairman of the main opposition party in parliament, seeking his support in the election. He spent around two hours at Oli’s residence based in Balkot, Bhaktapur.

Talking to media persons, NC leader Bimalendra Nidhi who was also present in the meeting said party president Deuba urged the UML chairman to support him in the election by ending the obstruction in the House that the UML was imposing these days.
In response, leader Oli said the new prime ministerial election went out of the parliamentary process and the party was not in the position of supporting it.

On the occasion, the UML Chair was learnt to have raised the issue of dispute over the vote count in the Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

He said it would be better if the decision was taken to resume the vote count instead of going for the re-election, adding the party had taken the issue seriously.

In his reply, NC President Deuba urged Oli not to link the Bharatpur incident and the prime ministerial election as these subjects were completely different. He added that the party and he had no involvement in the decision of conducting re-election, according to Nidhi, who is the Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister.

The NC President continued to request leader Oli to take the prime ministerial election with priority and support the party.

However, the UML chairman, claiming that the election went out of the parliamentary process, said the party could not support the election, as reported by Oli’s personal secretary Anish Dahal. RSS