KATHMANDU, March 16: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that his move to dissolve the House of Representatives (HoR) is gradually being justified amid the latest political developments.

According to Oli, the rival faction leaders would probably ask for his [Oli’s] resignation after one or two days

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Vice President of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Bamdev Gautam, has urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to resign from the post without any further delay.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Top leaders belonging to various political parties including the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC), the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) have welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) to reinstate parliament that was dissolved by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli two months ago.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Supporters of Pushpa Kamal Dahal-Madhav Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and other people have begun celebrations following the verdict of the Supreme Court (SC) to reinstate the House of Representatives (HoR) earlier today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23:  Senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communsit Party (NCP) Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that the historic verdict of the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday scrapping the government’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives (HoR) has marked the victory of people.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: An influential leader of Nepali Congress(NC) Dr Shekhar Koirala has said that Prime Minister K P Oli should step down from his post after the Supreme Court revoked his decision to dissolve the parliament.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23; The Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has said that the Supreme Court has fulfilled its responsibility of safeguarding the constitution by reinstating parliament dissolved by Prime Minister K P Oli two months ago.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The Supreme Court has scrapped all the appointments made by the Prime Minister K P Oli to various constitutional bodies after the dissolution of parliament on December 20, 2020.

CHITWAN, Feb 23: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel has said the democrats should accept and respect the decision of the judiciary. He said so while addressing a news conference organised by the Press Organisation Chitwan here today.

“No matter what verdict the court may pass, we will continue our mission to build the nation. Our politics does not stop there.”

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KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Purna Chandra Thapa held a meeting with Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra Shumsher Rana at the latter's office on Monday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Dozens of students affiliated to the Nepal Communist Party (NCP)’s  Dahal-Nepal faction on Monday took to the streets in front of the Narayanhiti Royal Palace Museum in Kathmandu for a unique protest against House dissolution.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel has said all quarters related to the election have geared up for the election.

ITAHARI, Feb 21: Senior leader of the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) Ram Chandra Poudel on Sunday said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is headed toward an authoritarian path and has the backing of NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba for that.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Former speaker and a key leader of the Oli-led faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Subash Chandra Nembang said that Prime Minister KP Shamra Oli is 200 percent convinced that the Supreme Court will uphold his House dissolution move.

The apex court is expected to issue the verdict anytime after Feb 23.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Senior advocate Badri Bahadur Karki, who is one of the five members of the amicus curiae formed to assist the Supreme Court in the House dissolution case, has argued that the apex court should take a decision on the case on the basis of constitutional provisions made in the Constitution of Nepal.

“There is a difference between being a standup comedian and the prime minister of the country”

CHITWAN, Feb 16: Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairperson of the agitating Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, has said that he is holding talks with the leaders of the main opposition Nepali Congress, Janata Samajbadi Party and other political parties to launch a joint agitation against the dissolution of the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: With the pleading by the plaintiffs and defendants on the writ petitions on the case related to the dissolution of the House of Representatives coming to an end on Monday,  the Constitutional Bench at the Supreme Court is receiving arguments from the Amicus Curiae starting from Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) is holding protests against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) in all 77 districts on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Four former chief justices have said that they had not committed any contempt of the court by issuing a joint statement against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Four former chief justices (CJs) reached the Supreme Court (SC) and submitted their written responses to an apex court order on the case of contempt of court filed against them.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Prime Minister KP Shama Oli said that the House of Representatives (HoR) was dissolved as some leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) attempted to form a ‘parallel government’.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party is announcing its fourth phase of agitation against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Sunday.

BUTWAL, Feb 13: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Top Bahadur Rayamajhi has said that the government was forced to recommend the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) after sudden attempts were made to oust the prime minister from within the party.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: In a veiled threat to use force to meet their demands, co-chairperson of the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Wednesday said that millions of people would be forced to picket Singha Durbar and Baluwatar if Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli failed to correct his mistakes.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Narayan Kaji Shrestha, spokesperson for the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, has said that they are trying to bring other political parties including the Nepali Congress (NC) and Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) onboard their ongoing battle against the dissolution of the House of Representatives.

VIDEO: NCP's Dahal-Nepal faction holds mass gathering against dissolution of parliament

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Ahead of its massive gathering scheduled to be held today afternoon against the government's act of dissolving parliament, the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is now taking out protest rallies from various places of the Kathmandu Valley including Pulchowk, Maitighar, Keshar Mahal, Jamal and Tripureshwar.

"We have conveyed to the international community that the prime minister's move has resulted in the death of democracy and we need support from the international community including India, China, European Union and the United States to protect our democracy," Dahal said.

KATHMANDU: Cadres close to the rival faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal held a march-past in Kathmandu on Tuesday, a day before the mass gathering scheduled for Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Midterm elections will be held in 40 districts of Province 2 and Gandaki, Karnali and Lumbini provinces on April 30 in the first phase and in 37 districts of Bagmati, Sudurpaschim and Province 1 on May 10 in the second phase, according to the government's plan.

Nepali Congress is putting its feet in two boats in its response to House dissolution. In other words, Congress is playing a politics of convenience but will it help?

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: China has expressed concern over the evolving political situation in Nepal following the dissolution of the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Organizations sympathizing with the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) are staging a nation-wide protest against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Senior advocate Sushil Panta has argued that the House of Representatives, the lower house of parliament, was dissolved in course of the parliamentary exercise as Nepal is a country adhering to the parliamentary system.

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The influence of political parties is the most common threat Nepali judiciary is facing. When judges are appointed based on political affiliation judiciary will be politically influenced.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2:  Lawyers defending Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s move to dissolve the House of Representatives on December 20 last year at the Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court have said that the prime minister enjoys the prerogative to dissolve parliament in a country with the parliamentary system like Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The third phase of civil protests against ‘regression’ concluded on Tuesday with civil society activists paying tributes to martyrs duo Gangalal Shrestha and Dashrath Chand.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Leaders of the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) including chairpersons Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal reached the Election Commission office at Kantipath in the capital on Tuesday morning, demanding that they be granted the official recognition as the legitimate NCP and the election symbol ‘sun’, claiming that the faction commands a two-thirds majority in the party.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the dates announced for the midterm elections won’t change since the Election Commission (EC) has already initiated preparations for holding the polls. The government has announced to hold the parliamentary election in two phases for April 30 and May 10.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel has clarified that the incumbent government had the right to govern for five years but the midterm election was announced since the government was not allowed to function for its full tenure.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: A contempt of court was filed at the Supreme Court against Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairperson of the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: A group of cadres of the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) vandalized a vehicle in which Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel was journeying toward Nuwakot district to attend a function organization by the NCP's Oli-led faction.

KATHMANDI, Feb 1: A central committee meeting of the Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is taking place this afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Civil society activists have continued their protest against parliament dissolution.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Speaker of the dissolved House of Representatives, Agni Prasad Sapkota on Sunday said that the process for conducting parliamentary hearings on the political appointments made at various constitutional bodies by the Constitutional Council in December last year cannot move forward as the House of Representatives remains dissolved.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Pleadings on behalf of the writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House at the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Bench are over now.