Parliamentary party’s decision to suspend seven Oli MPs in the Far West

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CPN-UML’s Far Western Provincial Parliamentary Party has suspended Oli’s 7 state assembly members. 

A meeting of the parliamentary parties on Monday suspended seven members of KP Sharma Oli’s party for violating the whip.

The parliamentary party, which has a majority in the Madhav Kumar Nepal faction, had issued a whip to Chief Minister Trilochan Bhatt for a vote of confidence. But after seven members of Oli’s party voted against him, party leader Prakash Bahadur Shah asked for an explanation.

A meeting of the party on Monday decided to suspend some of them for seven days and some for 10 days, said Chief Whip Durga Bika.

Members of the Oli faction’s state assembly were also present at the meeting. Liladhar Bhatta, a state assembly member from Oli’s party, said that the suspension was wrong as the parliamentary party’s constitution was not approved by the central committee.