KATHMANDU, May 24: The opposition parties have filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court (SC) demanding restoration of the House of Representatives (HoR) and appointment of Sher Bahadur Deuba as the Prime Minister on Tuesday.
As many as 146 lawmakers of the dissolved parliament filed the writ petition this afternoon.
Earlier on Saturday, President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the parliament and announced a midterm election for November 12 and November 19 at the recommendation of Prime Minister K P Oli.
Of the petitioners, 61 lawmakers belong to Nepali Congress, 48 to CPN (Maoist Center), 23 to CPN-UML, 12 to Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) and one to the Rastriya Janamorcha Party.
The petitioners have demanded reinstatement of parliament, appointment of Deuba as the PM and scrap the decision of the cabinet to dissolve the HoR.