The Supreme Court has sought a written response from the government regarding why the House of Representatives was dissolved. The constitutional bench that has been hearing the writ petitions filed against the House dissolution today sought a written reply from the government on the matter.
After the government submits its written reply the hearing on the concerned writs will take place in a continuous manner from June 23.
The constitutional bench has decided to conduct hearings on the other writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House after an order has been issued on the writ filed by Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba. A total of 146 lawmakers from the opposition parties along with Deuba had registered a writ at the Supreme Court against the dissolution of the House of Representatives.
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, on the recommendation of the government, had dissolved the House of Representatives and announced the dates for mid-term elections on May 22. She had cited that the claims made by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is also chairperson of CPN UML, and Nepali Congress President Deuba to form the government as per Article 76 (5) of the Constitution of Nepal did not hold sufficient ground to confirm that they would win the vote of confidence in the Parliament.