- Nepali Supreme Court overturns PM KP Sharma Oli’s decision to dissolve Parliament
- Pressure on PM Oli to resign, Oli is still acting PM
- No-confidence motion may come in Nepali parliament session, Oli formulated plan B
The Supreme Court of Nepal has today restored the lower house of Parliament, reversing the decision of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The court has also ordered the government to convene the session within the next 13 days. Apart from this, the Supreme Court of Nepal has also canceled all appointments made to various constitutional bodies of PM Oli after the dissolution of Parliament on December 20, 2020.
Opposition leaders of Oli expressed happiness
This decision of the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court is being described as a major setback for PM Oli. Secondary leaders of his own party Pushp Kamal Dahal Prachanda and Madhav Kumar Nepal have welcomed the court verdict. Apart from this, the President of the opposition Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba and Dr. Shekhar Koirala, besides the Janata Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Prajatantra Party have also expressed happiness over the court’s decision.
Will PM Oli resign?
On the other hand, a big challenge has arisen in front of PM Oli after the court’s decision. Opposition leaders have said that PM Oli now has no right to remain in power. Please tell that Oli is currently taking over as caretaker Prime Minister. Now when he has to call a session of Parliament within 13 days, then all opposition parties can unite and bring a no-confidence motion against him. To avoid this humiliation, Ollie may have already announced his resignation.
Fear of which Oli will face dissolution of Parliament
PM Oli was already aware that during the session of the Parliament, his rival faction, together with the opposition parties, can bring a no-confidence motion. For this reason, he had hurriedly recommended to dissolve the Parliament. However, they will have to face it now. If the opposition unites, it will be almost impossible for Oli to save the chair.
What is PM Oli’s ‘Plan B’?
Kathmandu Post had quoted a leader of a women’s organization attached to the Nepal Communist Party, which is part of the Oli faction, saying that PM Oli could tie up with the opposition party Nepali Congress. It was claimed that there could be a political alliance between Sher Bahadur Deuba and Oli, Chief of Nepali Congress. The woman leader had claimed that in the event of Parliament being restored, Oli had said that a coalition government would be formed under Deuba. Oli had said that we will form a government in turn with the Nepali Congress till the elections are held.
Oli’s path will not be easy
However, a section of the Nepali Congress led by Ram Chandra Paudel has openly criticized the party president Deuba. Poudel says that Ollie is not opposing Ollie’s move as strongly as he should. Deuba has been the President of the party since the year 2017 and will once again contest for the post of President in the elections going to be held next month.
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