Supreme Court reinstates the dissolved House of Representatives

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In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court of Nepal on Tuesday reinstated the dissolved  House of Representatives.

A Constitutional Bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher overturned Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s decision to dissolve the parliament. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has recommended the dissolution of the House of Representatives of the Federal Parliament on December 20. The Supreme Court has deemed Oli’s decision to dissolve the House as an unconstitutional move.

The Supreme Court also ordered the government to recommend the House meeting within the next 13 days.

Nepal plunged into a political crisis and renewed after President Bidhya Devi Bhandari dissolved parliament and announced new election.

The decision to dissolve the parliament had triggered unrest in his party and protests on the streets.

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