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Kathmandu: Petitions filed in Supreme Court for the revival of Parliament

The petitions filed for the revival of Parliament in Nepal are being heard in the Supreme Court, but the Election Commission is also busy preparing for the mid-term elections. Bhandari dissolved the House of Representatives by rejecting Deuba’s claim for the post of Prime Minister.

Kathmandu: The petitions filed for the restoration of Parliament in Nepal are being heard in the Supreme Court, but the Election Commission is also busy preparing for the mid-term elections. President Vidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the Parliament (House of Representatives) on 22 May and announced elections on 12 and 19 November. Bhandari had taken the step of dissolving Parliament for the second time in five months. For the first time, he had to face the Supreme Court order in February.

Bhandari has dissolved Parliament for the second time on the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of the minority government. Against this, 30 petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court. One of these petitions is also signed by 146 members of the dissolved House of Representatives, which is the majority of the 275-member House. All of them are supporters of Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba. Bhandari dissolved the House of Representatives by rejecting Deuba’s claim for the post of Prime Minister.

The Supreme Court has cancelled the decision to expand the cabinet of Prime Minister Oli of the minority government. The decision on the restoration of Parliament is going to come soon. Despite this, the Election Commission of Nepal is engaged in the preparations for the mid-term elections. Nepal’s Ministry of Finance has approved 7.72 billion Nepali rupees for the polls. After this, the activities of the Election Commission have gained momentum.

With this money, the Election Commission will buy the material used and spend the money on the management. Commission spokesperson Rajkumar Shrestha has told that tenders will be called for the purchase of materials next week. These tenders will be for the purchase of about 50 types of materials. The spokesperson said that even though the hearing on the restoration of Parliament is going on in the Supreme Court, the commission has not been asked to stop the preparations for the elections.

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