Nepal’s Supreme Court reinstates dissolved House of Representatives

Nepal’s Supreme Court reinstates dissolved House of Representatives

Kathmandu, February 23

Nepal’s Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated the dissolved House of Representatives, in a setback to embattled Prime Minister Ok P Sharma Oli who was making ready for snap polls.

A five-member Constitution bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR annulled the federal government’s resolution to dissolve the 275-member decrease home of parliament and ordered the federal government to summon the House session throughout the subsequent 13 days.

Nepal plunged right into a political disaster on December 20 after President Bidya Dev Bhandari dissolved the House of Representatives on the suggestion of Prime Minister Oli, amidst a tussle for energy throughout the ruling get together.

Oli’s transfer to dissolve the House sparked protests from a big part of the Nepal Communist Party led by his rival Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, additionally a co-chair of the ruling get together.

Oli repeatedly defended his transfer to dissolve the House of Representatives, saying some leaders of his get together have been trying to type a “parallel government”.

As many as 13 writ petitions, together with the one by the ruling Nepal Communist Party’s Chief Whip Dev Prasad Gurung have been filed on the apex courtroom looking for the restoration of the decrease home parliament. PTI


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