The majoritarian mindset holds that any change to the existing political and cultural structure is a threat to the unity of the country.

Is parliament dissolution constitutional?

February 18, 2021 07:00 am

Prime Minister Oli has not been able to prove how exactly the House of the Representatives did not cooperate with him in carrying out his duties.

What is unconstitutional, what is not?

February 12, 2021 08:00 am

When we vehemently protest one unconstitutional action but let others slide, it will only serve to weaken the constitution in the long run. This is what has happened at present.

Oli’s follies

February 12, 2021 07:00 am

Deceit and thuggery have gone to such an extent that in one moment PM says one thing and in the next moment does opposite of what he just said.

“KP Oli who spent years in prison to overthrow the monarchy can’t think of reinstating it”

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Dismissing speculations in the political circle in Kathmandu about the silence maintained by the international community including the US in regard to the current political situation in the country, US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry said that they want to see Nepal's democratic institutions and the constitutional process resolve the case surrounding the dissolution of the parliament.

Dissolution of the House of Representatives is the last resort, only when all options mentioned in Article 76(1), (2), (3) and (5) are exhausted.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Nepali Congress (NC) has maintained that it has no differences regarding its stand against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR).

Is this the time for election?

January 27, 2021 07:35 am

Government’s effort should have been centered on reviving the economy and protecting people from the huge financial and mental loss. Nepal cannot afford costly elections at this moment.

The election body says NCP is still one on legal ground.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: A civil society group has announced to stage a demonstration in front of the Prime Minister's Residence in Baluwatar on Monday against the dissolution of parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: The next hearing on the writ petition filed at Supreme Court against the dissolution of the parliament is scheduled for Friday as the hearing on Wednesday went short of time on Wednesday. The hearing being conducted on the constitutional bench witnessed the pleading for an extended full bench and constitutional bench.

If a majority government does not wish to run the government only sensible way out is to resign and pave the way for others to form the government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Justice Hari Krishna Karki has decided to abstain from the Constitutional Bench after lawyers making case against the decision of Prime Minister K P Oli to dissolve the lower house of the federal parliament objected to his presence.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Not only the constitutional experts but also the general public have grown worried as top leaders of the rival factions of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) are engaged in issuing veiled threats to the Supreme Court, which is due to pass its verdict on Prime Minister KP Oli’s controversial decision to dissolve the lower house of the federal parliament.

PALPA, Jan 2: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said the government was compelled to go for election to seek a fresh mandate from the people.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court demanding a court order to bar the newly-appointed ministers from carrying out their day to day responsibilities.

Who crossed the Rubicon?

December 28, 2020 08:15 am

The central puzzle is whether the dissolution of parliament will mark the beginning of the end of Nepal’s republic system. Time will definitely lift the curtain.

It is necessary for all of us who want this constitution to function and who care about this country to shout out that the Prime Minister is wrong.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Supreme Court has asked the government to furnish a written clarification about its decision to dissolve the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: A key leader of Nepali Congress (NC) Gagan Thapa has blamed the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli for the current political crisis in the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: After a major turn in the country’s politics, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli held a meeting with the chiefs of all security forces to discuss security arrangements across the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Seven cabinet ministers close to Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have resigned from their post after the controversial move of Prime Minister K P Oli to recommend dissolution of the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20:  Following the latest move of dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli earlier on Sunday morning, people across the country have taken to the streets to express their dissatisfaction against the ‘undemocratic’ and ‘unconstitutional’ step taken by the country’s executive head.

PM Oli’s move to dissolve parliament is against the constitution and democracy, say leaders and experts.