PM Oli not to resign immediately, to face Parliament

Khabarhub

February 24, 2021

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PM Oli not to resign immediately, to face Parliament

Prime Minister KP Oli. (File photo/RSS)

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KATHMANDU: Leaders of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Oli faction have said that they will follow the rule of law.

After the Supreme Court (SC) overturned the decision of Prime Minister KP Oli to dissolve the House of Representatives, they said that he would abide by the decision of the esteemed court.

Press Advisor to Prime Minister Oli, Surya Thapa, has stated that the Prime Minister will not resign immediately.

“After the Supreme Court’s decision, the country has reached the situation before December 20. We will move forward by accepting the decision,” Thapa told Khabarhub, “The prime minister will not resign immediately and will move ahead by facing the Parliament.”

Similarly, Chief Political Adviser to Prime Minister Oli, Bishnu Rimal has said that the decision of the court to re-establish the House of Representatives will not solve the political problem.

“Everyone should respect the decision of the esteemed Supreme Court regarding the issue of dissolution of the House of Representatives,” Rimal said, “Although this decision does not solve the ongoing political problem.”

NCP General Secretary and Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel also said that they would abide by the rule of law and engage in internal discussions on upcoming issues.

It should be noted that the Chairman of the Prachanda-Nepal faction of the NCP Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” had sought the resignation of Prime Minister KP Oli.

A five-member Constitutional Bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana had annulled the government’s decision to dissolve the HoR.

Likewise, the SC had also ordered the government to summon the House session within the next 13 days.

President Bidya Dev Bhandari had dissolved the House parliament at the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Oli on December 20, 2020.

A total of 13 writ petitions were registered at the SC seeking the reinstatement of the HoR.

The five-strong Constitutional Bench led by Chief Justice Rana had ordered the reinstatement of the HoR after two months of the hearing.

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