Supreme Court overturns PM Oli’s Parliament Dissolution

The Supreme Court of Nepal (Image: Supreme Court Website)

Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal’s Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned PM K P Sharma Oli’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives.

On December, 2020,  President Bidhya Devi Bhandar had dissolved the parliament at the recommendation of PM Oli, and had announced fresh general elections to be held in April and May. The decision had prompted about a dozen petitions in the country’s top court

The Constitutional Bench comprising of five members, led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana and Justices Sapana Pradhan Malla, Tej Bahadur KC, Bishowambhar Prasad Shrestha, and Anil Kumar Sinha deemed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s move to dissolve the Parliament an unconstitutional move.

Following the Supreme Court’s decision, Nepal’s House of Representatives has been reinstated. The Supreme Court has also asked a meeting of the House of Representatives within 13 days of the judgement.