Prachanda terms SC verdict “people’s victory”
Chairman of Prachanda-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: Chairman of the Prachanda-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” has welcomed the Supreme Court’s verdict terming it “people’s victory”.
Prachanda, who has been reiterating that the House would be reinstated at any cost said, “People have won the battle.”
Likewise, the Chairman of the Janata Samajbadi Party Upendra Yadav welcomed the SC’s verdict as Nepali people’s victory.
“People have won,” Yadav said congratulating the people.
Likewise, constitutional expert Dr Bhimarjun Acharya has welcomed the verdict saying that Nepal’s courts are competent and independent.
In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday reinstated the dissolved House of Representatives (HoR).
A five-member Constitutional Bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana annulled the government’s decision to dissolve the HoR.
Likewise, the SC has also ordered the government to summon the House session within the next 13 days.
President Bidya Dev Bhandari had dissolved the House parliament at the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Oli on December 20, 2020.
A total of 13 writ petitions were registered at the SC seeking the reinstatement of the HoR.
The five-strong Constitutional Bench led by Chief Justice Rana ordered reinstatement of the HoR after two months of hearing.
“The statement issued by President on the recommendation of the Prime Minister on December 20 has been revoked in a way that it is constitutionally and legally void, and is unconstitutional since there is no constitutional condition of the Prime Minister of a majority formed in accordance to the Article 76(1) dissolving the Parliament as per Article 76(7), the verdict stated.
CJ Rana had on December 25 formed the Constitutional Bench comprising himself and Justices Bishwambhar Prasad Shrestha, Hari Krishna Karki, Anil Kumar Sinha and Tej Bahadur KC.