Nepali Supreme Court: Nepal Supreme court sent petitions challenging the decision to dissolve the parliament to the constitution bench: Nepal’s top court sent petitions challenging the decision to dissolve parliament
Nepal’s Supreme Court on Thursday sent all 19 petitions challenging the President’s dissolution of the House of Representatives and dismissing the opposition leader Sher Bahadur Deuba’s claim for the post of Prime Minister. According to the Himalayan Times news, Supreme Court Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana ordered at the end of the proceedings that 19 writ petitions be sent to the Constitution Bench.
The writ petitions will be heard by a five-member bench headed by the Chief Justice on Friday. Along with these cases, 11 other cases will also be heard, including a petition filed by 146 MPs to appoint Nepali Congress President Deuba as Prime Minister. 30 petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the dissolution of the house, one of which is also from the opposition coalition.
For the second time in five months, President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the 275-member delegation on Saturday and announced mid-term elections on 12 and 19 November. He made this decision on the advice of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is heading the minority government. The president rejected Prime Minister Oli and the opposition coalition’s claims of forming the government.
Nepal’s opposition coalition filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court on Monday, seeking to restore the delegation and appoint Deuba as prime minister. Others have also moved the apex court against dissolving the delegation. The five-member constitution bench is headed by Chief Justice Rana. The members of the bench have been selected by Rana.
Earlier, on 20 December, the President dissolved the Parliament and announced to hold mid-term elections on 30 April and 10 May, but two months later, the Constitution Bench headed by Justice Rana overturned the President’s decision on 23 February. Had and restored the House.
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