Pokhara, March 9: Chief Minister of Province 4 Prithivi Subba Gurung is scheduled today to get the vote of confidence from the State Assembly (SA).
Gurung is to secure the vote of confidence from today’s SA meeting, which is in line with Article 168 (4) of the new constitution provisioning that newly provincial CM will win the vote of confidence from federal parliament within 30 days of appointment, said Secretary of SA Secretariat Shambhu Khadka.
Gurung, a CPN (UML) parliamentary party leader, was appointed the province CM on March 29.
Gurung will propose for securing the vote of confidence at the SA meeting. Following this, each SA member from different five political parties will deliberate on the proposal, and thereafter CM Gurung will answer to queries raised, which will lead to the division of vote.
Gurung has to secure 31 votes to get the vote of confidence, out of the total 60 SA members of the province. Of the total SA members, the ruling UML has 27 and the CPN (Maoist Centre) 12.
Given the majority of the left alliance in the SA, Gurung who is backed by the coalition will easily win the vote of confidence, it seems.