Court reverses Oli’s decision: Supreme Court announces decision to dissolve Nepali parliament, says – call house session in 13 days

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Separate 12 petitions were filed in the Nepali Supreme Court against the decision to dissolve Parliament.  A constitutional bench of five judges of the Supreme Court was hearing this.  - Dainik Bhaskar
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Separate 12 petitions were

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filed in the Nepali Supreme Court against the decision to dissolve Parliament. A constitutional bench of five judges of the Supreme Court was hearing this.

Acting Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has given a big blow to the Prime Minister in Nepal. The court quashed Ollie’s decision in which he announced dissolution of the House of Representatives of Parliament on 20 December. The court has directed the House of Representatives to be reinstated. Also, ordered a session of the house of 275 MPs within 13 days. Now Ollie must prove his majority in Parliament. It is difficult for him to do so, as most of the party’s MPs are against Oli.

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Separate 13 petitions were filed in the Nepali Supreme Court against the decision to dissolve Parliament. A constitutional bench of 5 judges of the Supreme Court was hearing this. A 5-member constitutional bench headed by Cholendra Shamsher Rana ruled on Monday. During a debate in the Supreme Court last Friday, 5 lawyers appearing for the amicus curiae had said that Prime Minister Oli’s decision to dissolve the House was unconstitutional.

On December 20 last year, the President approved
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s recommendation to dissolve Parliament was approved by President Vidya Devi Bhandari on December 20 last year. He announced to hold elections in two phases. During this period, 7 ministers of the Nepali Communist Party senior leader Pushp Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda’s camp also resigned. Dahl was constantly pressuring Ollie to resign.

The reason behind dissolution of parliament

  • Ollie struggled with the challenge of leadership in his own party. There was increasing pressure on him to quit the post of party president and prime minister. He was pressured to withdraw an ordinance associated with the Constitutional Council Act. It was released on December 15 last year. The same day it was approved by President Vidya Devi Bhandari.
  • Since then, former Prime Minister Pushp Kamal Dahal and Madhav were pressurizing Nepal Oli, apart from the opposing leaders of his party. After this ordinance, the Prime Minister will not need the approval of Parliament and the opposition in constitutional appointments. Senior leaders of Oli’s party had appealed to the President to withdraw the ordinance.
  • The MPs had applied to the President to call a special session of Parliament. After this, there was agreement that the MPs would withdraw the application to call the session and withdraw the Oli Ordinance. However, Ollie had instead recommended dissolution of Parliament.

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