The political crisis in Nepal is deepening. On the one hand, Prime Minister KP Sharma reached out to the President to recommend the dissolution of Holi Sadan, on the other hand his own party i.e. the ruling Nepal Communist Party has termed it against democratic norms. Spokesperson Narayanji Shrestha said that this decision has been taken in a hurry, as not all ministers were present in the cabinet meeting this morning. It is against democratic norms and will overtake the nation. This cannot be implemented.
Nepal’s opposition party Nepali Congress has called an emergency meeting today after the Cabinet’s recommendation to dissolve Parliament.
The decision has been made in haste as all the ministers were not present in the cabinet meeting this morning. This is against the democratic norms & would take the nation backwards. It can’t be implemented: Narayankaji Shrestha, Spokesperson of ruling Nepal Communist Party https://t.co/P9kYbhksWW
– ANI (@ANI) December 20, 2020
On Sunday, when the emergency meeting of the cabinet was called at 10 am, it was largely expected that it would recommend changing the ordinance. But instead, the Cabinet recommended dissolving the House. According to one minister, as soon as the cabinet meeting began, Ollie announced that he was about to recommend the President to dissolve the House. Nobody opposed it.
Oli held several rounds of meetings with his partner and party president Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Saturday as well as Secretariat member Ram Bahadur Thapa and President Bhandari in the evening. Since the Constitution does not provide for the dissolution of the House, the move can be challenged in court.