Kathmandu: Sher Bahadur Deuba was sworn in as the Prime Minister on July 13 as per the order of the Supreme Court. According to the constitutional provision, Deuba must take a vote of confidence within 30 days.
Accordingly, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is taking a vote of confidence on Sunday. According to Article 76 (5), Deuba, who became the Prime Minister, needs the support of 136 MPs for a vote of confidence.
Deuba has 122 MPs, including 61 from the Congress, 48 from the UCPN (Maoist), 12 from the JSP and one from the Janamorcha. It has been claimed that six MPs have been added to the Upendra Yadav group of the party.
Deuba has the support of 128 MPs except the Madhav Kumar Nepal group. Deuba had decided to take a vote of confidence today as he was sure that the insufficient number would be filled by the Madhav group.
In case of a vote of confidence, the Deuba-led government will run the government for a year and a half and hold elections. But if no vote of confidence is taken, the parliament will be dissolved and the Deuba-led government will have to hold elections by next January.