New PM of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba wins vote of confidence in House of Representatives
Nepal’s new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has won a vote of confidence in the House of Representatives. Mr Deuba, chief of the Nepali Congress, secured 165 votes in the 275-member house yesterday. A total of 136 votes were required for Deuba to win the vote of confidence. Mr Deuba was appointed as the prime minister of Nepal as per the Article 76(5) of the Constitution on July 12 following Supreme Court’s intervention. Mr Deuba took the oath of office and secrecy for a record fifth time on July 13, a day after a five-member Constitutional Bench reinstated the dissolved House of Representatives for the second time in five months.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Mr Deuba for winning the vote of confidence in Parliament. In a tweet, Mr Modi said he looks forward to working with him to further enhance the unique partnership in all sectors, and strengthen deep-rooted people-to-people ties between India and Nepal.
Mr Deuba thanked Prime Minister Modi for the congratulatory note. New Nepalese Prime Minister said, he looks forwards to working with his Indian counterpart to strengthen the relationship between the two countries and people.