Defendants to begin hearing on house dissolution case from today

Published On: February 1, 2021 08:29 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Writ petitioners concluded their part of hearing demanding reinstatement of HoR claiming that the government’s move is against the constitutional

KATHMANDU, Feb 1:  With the conclusion of hearing from petitioners, defendants of the House of Representative (HoR) dissolution case are beginning their part of hearing from Monday.

As many as 68 advocates had advocated for the restoration of the lower house of the federal parliament in the hearing session that lasted for 13 days. During this session, almost every advocate argued that the dissolution of HoR by the president on the recommendation of the Prime Minister is against the constitution.

The advocates pleading on behalf of the petitioners also maintained that there is no provision of announcing a fresh public mandate in the constitution five years before the formation of a new government.

Defending the government’s move, senior advocate Agni Prasad Kharel and other government advocates will begin the hearing from today.

Earlier on Dec 20, 2020, President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the parliament and announced a midterm election on April 30 and May 10 on the recommendation of the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Following the dissolution of HoR, as many as 13 writ petitions were filed in the apex court against the HoR dissolution.


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