Supreme Court reinstates House of Representatives, orders appointment of Deuba as Prime Minister

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court (SC) has reinstated dissolved House of Representatives (HoR) for a second time in nearly five month.

The Constitutional bench of Supreme Court formed to hear writs against dissolution of HoR has issued an interim order to reinstate the parliament.

The five-member constitutional bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana issued the ruling against the house dissolution and stated that House Dissolution, given the circumstances, was an unconstitutional act.

As many as 30 petitions were filed at the Supreme Court against the move. A petition was also filed by the Opposition parties’ alliance with the signature of 146 lawmakers demanding reinstatement of the Lower House of Parliament and appointment of Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba as the prime minister.

The Constitutional Bench of the apex court concluded the hearings on the writ petitions on July 5.

Meanwhile, the court also issued an order to make Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba the prime minister within 28 hours.

Fiscal Nepal |
Monday July 12, 2021, 01:48:46 PM |

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