minister resigned on Sunday shortly before
he was to face a confidence vote in
parliament that he expected to lose, further
aggravating political instability in the
Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli's 9-
month-old government had lost its majority
support this month after the Maoist party
pulled out of the coalition, accusing Oli of
failing to honor power-sharing agreements.
In a nationally televised speech in
parliament, Oli said Sunday that the way he
was forced to resign would have far-
reaching implications for the country and
lead to further political instability.
"The opposition parties hatched a
conspiracy for narrow interests, and I am
stunned by that," he said.