149 lawmakers prepare to file a writ petition against the House dissolution

22 May 2021, Kathmandu

An alliance of opposition parties are preparing to knock at the door of the Supreme Court (SC) against President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR). 

As many as 149 lawmakers, who extended their support to the President of the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) on Friday to form a new government as per Article 76 (5) of the constitution, are preparing to file a writ petition against the House dissolution move. 

A meeting of the leaders of the alliance of five parties — Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Center), CPN UML’s Nepal faction, JSP’s Yadav faction and Rastriya Jana Morcha — decided to take both the political and legal actions against the move. 

President Bhandari announced the mid-term polls for November 12 and 19 after dissolving the lower house of parliament at the recommendation of the Council of Ministers. 

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