Recommendation of House dissolution is unconstitutional, says Nepali CongressIssuing a statement, the main opposition party says it opposes the decision and appeals President Bidya Devi Bhandari to reject it.
Nepali Congress, the main opposition in Parliament, has said the Cabinet decision to recommend House dissolution is against the provisions and spirit of the constitution and it will strongly oppose it.
The Cabinet on Sunday morning decided to recommend the dissolution of the House to the president. However, there is no constitutional provision for the Oli administration to dissolve the house, according to experts.
“We have taken this move as Oli's final attempt to fulfil his authoritarian desire,” reads the statement issued on behalf of the party by its spokesman Bishwa Prakash Sharma. “It is condemnable to push the country towards instability because of intra-party conflict amid the Covid-19 pandemic.”
The party also called the decision unconstitutional and impulsive, and appealed President Bidya Devi Bhandari to fulfil her role as a guardian of the constitution by rejecting it.
“We request all the party members, other political parties, organisations and citizens to come together to protect the constitution and democracy,” the statement reads.