Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala resigns

Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has resigned from office by submitting his resignation to President Ram Baran Yadav.
He has resigned to give way to Parliament to elect new Prime Minister and government as per country’s new Constitution which was adopted on September 20, 2015.
President Ram Baran Yadav has accepted the resignation and asked Mr. Koirala to conduct daily administrative functions till a new government is formed.
In the election to elect new Prime Minister, Sushil Koirala has filed his candidacy from his Nepali Congress (NC) party. He will be running against Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) CPN-UML Chairman K P Sharma Oli.

Protests and Economic blockade

  • Presently, Nepal is facing continued protests and economic blockade at key border trade points with India over the country’s new Constitution.
  • The agitating protest has led by Madhesi Front which is claiming that the Constitution does not guarantee enough rights and representation to the Madhesi and Tharu communities residing in Terai region of southern Nepal.
  • The blockade has hampered the supply of essential goods, including petroleum products and medicines in Nepal.
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