In the case of dissolution of Nepali Parliament, SC sent notices to the President and the Prime Minister
International Desk: Nepal’s Supreme Court on Wednesday sent show cause notices to the President and the Prime Minister’s Office seeking their response within 15 days. President Vidya Devi Bhandari called on the Prime Minister. P. On the recommendation of Sharma Oli, Parliament was dissolved on May 22 for the second time in five months and mid-term elections were declared on November 12 and 19. Oli is leading a minority government after losing a majority in parliament.
According to Supreme Court sources, a five-judge constitutional bench headed by Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana has sought clarification from the defendants. Proceedings on the politically important issue will finally begin on Wednesday. It is believed that the regular hearing in the case will start from June 23 after the expiry of the 15-day deadline given to the respondents to respond.
The 275-member House of Representatives has decided to enlist the help of two senior lawyers in the dissolution of the House, according to MyRepublica.com. One of the lawyers will be from the Nepal Bar Association and one will be from the Supreme Court Bar Association. Thirty writ petitions have been filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives, including a petition by the Opposition.