- Nepali PM KP Sharma Oli recommends dissolution of Parliament
- Cabinet convened emergency meeting on Sunday and decided to dissolve Parliament
- Allies were facing pressure on recent ordinance
In a dramatic development Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli Today, (Sunday, December 20), at 10 in the morning, called an emergency meeting of the cabinet and taking drastic measures, the President recommended the dissolution of Parliament shortly after. President Vidya Devi Bhandari has dissolved the Parliament, accepting the recommendation of the Council of Ministers. Now there will be mid-term elections for the new parliament in Nepal. Along with this, the President has also announced the dates of the mid-term election. There will now be voting for the first phase on 30 April and the second phase on 10 May.
FLASH: President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolves the House of Representatives upon the recommendation of the Council of Ministers.
– myRepública (@RepublicaNepal) December 20, 2020
When this emergency meeting was called by the PM, there was a discussion in the political corridors of Kathmandu that the Oli government would take a decision on returning the recently brought ordinance but when the news of dissolution of Parliament came, everyone was shocked.
Barshaman Pun, who was the Energy Minister in the Oli cabinet, said, “Today’s cabinet meeting decided to send the recommendation to dissolve Parliament.” Many members of the ruling party have criticized the PM’s move. The PM took this step when he lost the majority in the parliamentary committee.
There was tremendous political pressure on PM Oli to withdraw an ordinance related to the Constitutional Council Act which was issued by his government on Tuesday and signed by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on the same day.
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On Saturday, PM Oli held a series of meetings with Allied President Pushp Kamal Dahal in the morning and in the afternoon with Ram Bahadur Thapa, a member of the Secretariat, and President Bhandari in the evening. Sources said that on December 16, a consensus was reached between Prachanda and Oli, but today the decision was taken suddenly.
The Nepali Congress, the main opposition party of Nepal, on Monday accused the government led by Prime Minister KP Sharma that they are supporting the silence of the monarchy. Recently rallies were held in many parts of the country in support of the monarchy, demanding that the constitutional monarchy be restored and Nepal be re-declared a Hindu nation. Napal became a secular nation in 2008. Earlier there was a mass movement in 2006 and the monarchy was abolished.
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