In an interview with Khabarhub, NC leader Poudel said that on Friday midnight, President Bhandari and Prime Minister Modi jointly made a “coup” to the Constitution.
Poudel claimed categorically that the NC would vigorously oppose the President’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives in order to declare the mid-term elections (HoR).
“The NC will oppose the President’s move both legally and politically,” Poudel said, adding, “We will contest the President’s unconstitutional move.”
On the Prime Minister’s advice, President Bhandari dissolved the House of Representatives and called for mid-term elections on November 12 and 19, a year ahead of time.
The President’s Office said in a statement that on the advice of the cabinet, the President dissolved the House under Article 76(7) of the Constitution.