KATHMANDU: On Monday, various writ petitions were filed at the Supreme Court demanding the reinstatement of the House of Representatives (HoR) as well as the appointment of KP Sharma Oli as Prime Minister.
Twenty-four writ petitions were filed, twenty-four of which demanded the reinstatement of HoR and four of which demanded Oli’s appointment to the post of Prime Minister.
A writ petition with the signatures of 146 outgoing HoR members demanding the reinstatement of the HoR was registered on Monday, while advocates Dhanjeet Basnet, Krishna Bhandari, and Rajaram Ghimire, among others, filed a writ in support of PM Oli’s re-appointment to the post.
The writ petition filed demanding Prime Minister Oli’s reappointment to the post stated that the rejection of PM Oli’s reappointment to the post was against the Political Party Act-2017, as there was no concrete basis to obtain a vote of confidence from the HoR on May 21 as per Article 76 (5) of the Nepalese Constitution.
Similarly, a writ petition signed by 146 outgoing members of the House of Representatives, including Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and CPN (UML) leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, demanded the reinstatement of the House of Representatives and the appointment of NC President Deuba to the post of Prime Minister in accordance with Article 76. (5).
The writ petition also demanded that the President announce the date of the mid-term elections for November 12 and 19 by dissolving HoR on the recommendation of cabinet held on May 22 as unconstitutional and illegal, and that it be scrapped.