In a blow to Nepal PM Oli, SC reinstates dissolved House of Representatives - South Asia Time

In a blow to Nepal PM Oli, SC reinstates dissolved House of Representatives

 February 23, 2021  

Kathmandu — The Supreme Court of Nepal has reinstated the House of Representatives (HoR) which was dissolved on December 20 by PM KP Sharma Oli.

The SC also ordered to call the HoR meeting within 13 days.

Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana read out the SC verdict to restore the HoR which was dissolved two years prior to its full five-year term.

In a landmark ruling, a five-member Constitutional bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher annulled the Oli government’s “unconstitutional” decision to dissolve the 275-member lower house of Parliament.

The hearing on the case had started on January 17 and ended on February 19.

A rift had occurred in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) after the dissolution of the HoR as a majority faction of the NCP led by Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Madhav Kumar Nepal had been protesting the HoR dissolution by taking to the street. Except for the NCP faction led by PM Oli himself, no other political parties represented in the HoR had supported the HoR dissolution. ( From Agencies )