Deuba calls its quits,takes credit for polls

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 16, 2018-

Two months after successfully holding the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections, PM Sher Bahadur Deuba announced his resignation on Thursday.

Deuba, also the president of the Nepali Congress, stepped down a day after the Election Commission (EC) submitted the final results of the federal and provincial assembly elections to President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

Deuba was elected prime minister on June 6 with support from the CPN (Maoist Centre), which is now a key partner of the left alliance and is considering merger with its ally CPN-UML.

The left alliance of the UML and the Maoist Centre emerged victorious in the elections to the federal parliament and Provincial Assemblies.

In his valedictory speech, Deuba presented a summary of the tasks that his government carried out, putting a spotlight on the three tiers of election.

“Elections to three tiers of government have been successfully held under my leadership,” Deuba said in his 15-minute address to the nation. Deuba hailed the elections as part of the process to implement the new federal democratic republican constitution. He also took pride in formation of the provincial assemblies and governments during his tenure. PM Deuba claimed progress in executing national pride projects such as the Kathmandu-Tarai fast track, Budhi Gandaki hydroelectricity and Melamchi water supply projects.

Stating that a balanced foreign policy was practised with Nepal’s immediate neighbours, keeping people’s interests at the core, Deuba said the domestic investment climate was encouraging. He thanked coalition partners and political parties for their support. He officially handed his resignation to President Bhandari after the address.

Published: 16-02-2018 08:06

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