President calls National Assembly session from January 1The Cabinet had on Friday decided to recommend to the President to call its winter session even as the constitutionality of the dissolution of the House of Representatives has been challenged in the Supreme Court.
After dissolving the Lower House last week, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has now called the winter session of the Upper House from Friday.
A statement issued by Assistant Spokesperson to the President’s office Keshav Prasad Ghimire, on Sunday, said that the president has called for the National Assembly session at 4pm on January 1, in accordance with Article 93 (1) of the constitution.
A Cabinet meeting on Friday night had decided to recommend to the President to convene the winter session of the National assembly.
The President on December 20 dissolved the House of Representatives on the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s Cabinet leading to political turmoil in the country as other political parties as well as a faction of his own Nepal Communist Party has termed the dissolution “unconstitutional”.
Altogether 13 writs were registered in the Supreme Court challenging the dissolution and hearing on it began Wednesday. On Friday the Constitutional Bench asked the government to present in court reasons behind the dissolution.
The government has up to January 3 to furnish the reasons and the next hearing is slated for January 6.