The political crisis in Nepal is deepening. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday recommended the dissolution of Parliament, which was formally approved by President Vidya Devi Bhandari. Elections will be held in Nepal next year between 30 April and 10 May. The President’s office has given information about this.
In fact, at the emergency meeting of the Oli Cabinet held on Sunday morning, it was decided to recommend to the President to dissolve the federal parliament. After this, Oli reached President Vidya Devi Bhandari with this recommendation. Seven ministers of the Oli-led cabinet have resigned.
The President’s Office said that Nepal’s President Vidya Devi Bhandari has approved the Cabinet’s proposal to dissolve the Parliament. It said that President Bhandari has announced that national elections will be held from April 30 to May 10 next year.
At the same time, Energy Minister in the Oli cabinet, Barshaman Pun, said, in today’s cabinet meeting, it was decided to recommend the President to dissolve Parliament. Ollie is under pressure to withdraw an ordinance related to the Constitutional Council Act, which he has issued on Tuesday. Nepal President Vidya Devi Bhandari signed it and approved it the same day.
When an emergency cabinet meeting was called at 10 am on Sunday, it was largely expected that it would recommend changing the ordinance, but the cabinet recommended dissolving the parliament after the meeting. Since the Constitution of Nepal does not have a provision to dissolve the Parliament, this move of the Oli government can be challenged in the court.
On the other hand, Nepal’s opposition party Nepali Congress has called an emergency meeting today after the Cabinet’s recommendation to dissolve Parliament. It is believed that the strategy may be discussed further in this meeting.