KATHMANDU: Opposition political parties are expected to file a writ petition in the Supreme Court against Prime Minister KP Oli’s decision to dissolve parliament on Sunday or Monday.
The opposition parties’ leaders — the Nepali Congress, the CPN-Maoist Core, the UML’s Madhav Kumar Nepal group, and the Janata Samajbadi Party’s Upendra-Baburam faction — are meeting today to discuss the problem and their next steps.
The meeting will address the preliminary writ prepared by the lawyers, according to a chief.
According to reports, signatures on the writ petition will also be obtained.
A total of 149 legislators’ signatures will be collected. However, some lawmakers from Kathmandu Valley and some lawmakers from the UML’s Madhav Kumar Nepal faction, especially from the Madhav Kumar Nepal faction, are unlikely to sign the document.
If they obtain enough signatures by today, they intend to file a petition with the Supreme Court by Monday.
On the advice of the cabinet, President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved parliament early Saturday morning and declared mid-term elections for November 12 and 15.