Since the signature compilation of lawmakers was not completed Sunday, Maoist Center chief Barsha Man Pun said they would record the writ in the first hour of Monday. He also said that the majority of legislators’ signatures had been gathered, and that this was sufficient for a majority.
The signatures of leaders of the UML’s Madhav Kumar Nepal group have yet to be obtained, according to Pun. At Singha Durbar, where signatures were being collected Sunday afternoon, as many as 18 lawmakers from the UML Nepal faction were present.
Leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC), Maoist Core, UML chief Madhav Kumar Nepal faction, and JSP Chairman Upendra Yadav faction gathered at Singha Durbar on Sunday with their citizenship to sign the petition against parliament dissolution that will be submitted to the Supreme Court.
The writ was written on behalf of the 149 legislators who want NC President Deuba to become Prime Minister.
The writ petition was drafted by lawyers such as Govinda Bandi and Khamba Khati.
On the advice of the cabinet, President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved parliament early Saturday morning and declared mid-term elections for November 12 and November 19.