Main opposition Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Centre), CPN-UML faction led by Madhav Kumar Nepal and Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal faction led by Upendra Yadav have decided to challenge the decision to dissolve the House of Representatives.
A joint meeting of the parties held in the Federal Parliament’s building in New Baneshwor today argued that the HoR was dissolved overlooking a ground for forming a new government and agreed to protest against the move collectively, constitutionally and politically.
In a joint press statement issued after the meeting, the parties condemned Friday midnight's decision to dissolve the HoR terming it ‘unconstitutional, undemocratic and unilateral'.
They said that political uncertainty, confusion and anarchy were looming in the country with the dissolution of the parliament. The parties have said they are committed to protesting against the President and Prime Minister’s move constitutionally and politically.
“We appeal to all political parties and the people to get united against the regressive act of dissolving the House of Representatives by the President and Prime Minister, and for the protection of the federal democratic republic, inclusive democracy and the overall interest of the nation enshrined in the constitution achieved after a long struggle and sacrifices of the Nepali people,’’ the parties said.
Though the alliance staked a claim to the formation of a new government with the signatures of 149 HoR members before the President, the refusal to recognise the claim was wrong, the meeting concluded;
The press statement bears the signatures of NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN MC Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, CPN-UML leader Nepal, JSP-N Chair Yadav and Rastriya Janamorcha’s Vice-Chair Durga Poudel.
Talking to mediapersons after the meeting, leader Dahal said they will move to the Supreme Court to challenge the decision to dissolve the HOR and they will also protest the decision politically. The CPN MC chair said the mid-term elections for coming November 12 and 19 are announced just for the sake of announcement and they will not be held.