The prime minister of Nepal Khadga Prasad Oli resigned from the post he held for nine months on Sunday, shortly before he was set to face a confidence vote in parliament.
Prime Minister Oli, in a nationally televised speech, said he was forced to step down and warned of further political implications and instability in the Himalayan country.
Oli had come under fire this month after the Maoist party, made of former communist militants, accused his government of failing to take proper legislative action in favour of the Maoist cadres facing trials for wartime crimes states foreign media.
He said he was stunned by the no confidence motion and added that he had already submitted his resignation letter to the president and has informed the speaker about the resignation, paving the way for the election of a new prime minister.
Oli is Nepal’s eighth prime minister in the past 10 years.