Oli government recommends House dissolutionAfter being cornered in his own party, speculations had been rife that Oli could take such a measure.
In a drastic move, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli administration has recommended House dissolution, something not envisioned by the constitution.
An emergency meeting of the Cabinet on Sunday morning decided to recommend to the President dissolution of the federal parliament.
“Today’s Cabinet meeting decided to recommend the President to dissolve the Parliament,” said Barshaman Pun, Energy Minister at Oli’s cabinet.
When the emergency meeting of the Cabinet was called for 10am on Sunday, it was largely expected that it would recommend the replacement of the ordinance.
But instead, the Cabinet recommended House dissolution.
According to a minister, as soon as the Cabinet meeting began, Oli announced that he was going to recommend the House dissolution to the President. “No one opposed,” said the minister.
Oli on Saturday held a series of meetings–with his fellow party chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal in the morning, Secretariat member Ram Bahadur Thapa in the afternoon and President Bhandari in the evening.
Since the constitution does not have a provision for the House dissolution, the move is likely to be challenged in the court.