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Oli Government lost two third majority after the exit of Samajwadi Party from the government

 December 25, 2019  

Kathmandu — In Nepal, the Samajwadi Party Nepal has quit the K P Oli-led government.

Chairman of Party’s Central Committee and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Law, Upendra Yadav tendered his resignation from the cabinet on Tuesday afternoon.

Minister for Urban Development, Mohamed Istiyak Rai, from the Samajwadi Party has also resigned.The development took place after Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli rejected Mr. Yadav’s proposal to form a committee to study the need of amending the constitution, reports said.

In his resignation, Mr. Yadav said he is resigning on moral ground as the government had backtracked from its two-point agreement with his party. Mr. Upendra Yadav had joined the NCP government in June last year after signing an agreement to work towards amending the constitution so as to address issues related to the citizenship.

At that time, Prime Minister Oli had assured him that constitution would be amended keeping in view of people’s aspirations and the country’s interests.