Former Nepali Prime Minister Oli’s party withdrew support from the Prachanda-led government in Nepal

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File photo of KP Sharma Oli (left) with Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachand'.
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File photo of KP Sharma Oli (left) with Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachand’. | Photo credit: Reuters

The CPN-UML party led by former Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli has decided to withdraw its support from Nepal on Monday. Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prechand’– led government, citing changes in the political equation, dealt another blow to the country’s two-month-old ruling coalition.

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The Communist Party of Nepal- (Unified Marxist-Leninist) (CPN-UML) made the official announcement after a meeting of top party leaders on Monday. Kathmandu Post Newspaper

UML vice-chairman Bishnu Padil said, “We decided to withdraw from the government when the Prime Minister of Nepal started acting in a different manner and because of the changed political equation during the presidential election”.

The main reason for the breakdown of the alliance between Mr. Prachanda and Mr. Oli was that the Maoist leader decided to support senior Nepali Congress leader Ramchandra Paudel for the post of President.

Mr. Paudal belongs to the Nepali Congress, an opposition party, and is outside the ruling coalition.

Presidential elections in Nepal will be held on March 9.

Mr. Oli has nominated Subas Nembing as the member of the CPN-UML party to contest against Mr. Padel.

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