18 July 2021, Kathmandu
The first meeting of the reinstated House of Representatives (HoR) is beginning at 3 pm Sunday as per the Supreme Court’s (SC) verdict last Monday.
The SC verdict had on July 12 overturned Prime Minister KP Oli’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives.
A five-member Constitutional Bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana had ordered to reinstate the Parliament by annulling the government’s decision to dissolve it.
The meeting of the reinstated House begins at a time when the CPN-UML party is embroiled in intra-party wrangling.
The SC had also ordered to appoint Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the Prime Minister in line with Article 76 (5) of the Constitution.
President Bidya Dev Bhandari had dissolved the HoR for the second time upon the recommendation of the Council of Ministers on May 22.
Following the dissolution of the HoR, NC President Deuba had filed a writ petition with the signatures of 146 lawmakers at the Supreme Court.
Earlier on December 20 last year, President Bidya Bhandari had dissolved the HoR on the recommendation of Prime Minister Oli.
The apex court had then annulled the government’s decision to dissolve the HoR on February 23 for the first time.