KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Senior leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have consulted various constitutionalists and legal experts over the possible strategies they could formulate following the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
According to the secretariat of NCP Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, leaders including Dahal, senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal and party spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha visited the legal experts including senior advocate Shambhu Thapa, Mukti Pradhan and Raman Shrestha in an apparent bid to seek the possible ways out including parliament restoration.
Meanwhile, the dissident lawmakers of the dissolved HoR who are associated with the NCP have reached the Supreme Court demanding the immediate restoration of the HoR. Lawmakers close to Dahal and Nepal including Krishna Bhakta Pokhrel decided to knock at the top court’s door, arguing that PM Oli’s move to dissolve parliament was an unconstitutional and undemocratic one.
Following the dissolution of the lower house of the federal parliament by President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the recommendation of Prime Minister Oli, the Dahal-Oli faction have presented their strong differences. Sources close to the faction shared that they would formulate alternative strategies to restore the dissolved parliament.