Lumbini: Parliamentary party leader of the Nepali Congress in Lumbini Province, Dilli Bahadur Chaudhary, has staked a claim for the post of chief minister of Lumbini Province today.
As per the Article 168 (2) of the constitution, Chaudhary presented the claim for chief ministership before Lumbini Province Chief, Amik Sherchan. Province Chief Sherchan on Tuesday had called on parties for the formation of a new government after the Chief Minister of CPN (UML)-led government, Leela Giri, failed to secure vote of confidence in a proposal presented by him at the Province Assembly meeting on Monday.
The Province Chief had asked the provincial members and parties to show a majority to stake their claim for post of the Chief Minister and form a government with the support of two or more than two political parties within 4:00 pm today.
With the signatures of 53 members of the provincial assembly– eight political parties and one independent lawmaker, Chaudhary presented claim for the same. There is a support of CPN (Maoist Centre), Janata Samajbadi Party, Loktantrik Samajbadi, nagarik Unmukti Party, Janamat Party nepal, Rastriya Janamorcha and CPN (Unified Socialist) to Chaudhary.
Of the 87-member Lumbini Province Assembly, CPN (UML) has 29 members (UML), 27 from the NC, 11 from CPN (Maoist Centre), four each from Rastriya Prajatantra Party and Nagarik Unmukti Party, three each from Janamat Party, Janata Samajbadi Party and Loktantrik Samajbadi Party and one each from Rastriya Janamorcha and CPN (Unified Socialist) and one independent.