Nepal’s Supreme Court Overturns the Dissolution of the House of Representatives.

Supreme Court of Nepal

The Supreme Court of Nepal has dismissed the decision of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari to dissolve the House of Representatives on the recommendation of the government.
As per the order issued by a five-member constitutional bench on Monday, the decision of House dissolution has been overturned. The Constitutional court led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Jabra and Deepak Kumar Karki, Meera Khadka, Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada, Ananda Mohan Bhattarai passed the order by re-establishing the house.
On Monday, the Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court passed the order as per the petitioner’s demand. Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Jabra has informed that the decision to dissolve the House of Representatives in the Constitutional Court has been reversed.
A total of 146 lawmakers, including Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, had petitioned the Supreme Court to dissolve the House of Representatives by demanding an order to reverse the House of Representatives’ decision and appoint Deuba as Prime minister of the country.
Reading the short order, Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana said that the dissolution of the House of Representatives was not under the provisions of Article 76 (5) and 7 and the interpretation of the Supreme Court on March 26 was not in line with the spirit.
“The President’s decision that the claims made by 146 lawmakers, including Sher Bahadur Deuba, isn’t sufficient wasn’t found to be constitutional. Therefore, the President’s decision to dissolve the parliament and all the orders have been reversed,” the decision reads.