April 13, 2024, Saturday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

Bagmati CM Jamarkattel wins vote of trust

The Nepal Weekly
April 2, 2024

Bagmati Province Chief Minister Shalikram Jammakattel on Monday secured the confidence of the provincial assembly for the third time.

A total of 56 provincial assembly members cast their votes in favour of chief minister Jamarkattel.

A total of 37 votes went against the motion while 15 members remained neutral.

Besides the CPN (Maoist Centre), CPN-UML, CPN (Unified Socialist), and Hamro Nepali Party voted in favour of the motion during the trust vote.

Jamarkattel was appointed as the chief minister by province head Yadav Chandra Sharma on January 10, 2023 after he staked claim to the post with the support of 70 members of the 110-seat provincial assembly.

Jammakattel representing the CPN- Maoist Centre had to go for the floor test twice within just a couple of months of his appointment due to frequent changes in the ruling coalition.

He had to seek a vote of confidence after the Nepali Congress recalled its ministers and withdrew support to the provincial government led by him.