Ready to quit if majority in Parliament lost: Nepal PM Oli

Kathmandu: Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli today said he is ready to quit if he lost majority in the Parliament.

Oli, who was addressing the Parliament amid the recent political developments which have cast uncertainty over the fate of the incumbent government, asserted that he is ready to face criticism.

The Prime Minister clarified that he was not for dissolving the Parliament to avoid criticisms and risks lying in front of him and the government.

He said that he was ready to give a shape of national consensus government to the incumbent Cabinet itself.

“Today also, we need consensus. Let us maintain the national consensus and change the government. Neither me, nor my party will obstruct the national consensus,” the Himalayan Times quoted Oli as saying, adding the consensus should be forged on the basis of national interests.

He however, pointed out that raising demands for a consensus government and a strong opposition simultaneously are logically incompatible.

In an apparent reference to Nepali Congress, Oli said that he was always for consensus, but some other political parties remained stubborn toward moving ahead and deviated from consensus.

Citing that many forces were trying to linger instability in the country, he urged the major political forces to sit together and hold meaningful discussions to combat them.

“I want to call the main opposition for this,” he said.

In the last minutes of his speech, Oli defended the Constitution promulgated last year and the procedures adopted in its promulgation. (ANI)