Cabinet recommends House session on March 7Decision comes four days after the Supreme Court overturned Oli’s House dissolution and directed authorities to summon a House meeting.
The government on Friday recommended commencement of the federal parliament from March 7.
A Cabinet meeting recommended that President Bidya Devi Bhandari call the new session of the federal parliament, according to a minister.
“We respect and abide by the Supreme Court order,” Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe, minister for land management, poverty alleviation and cooperatives, told the Post. “So the Cabinet has recommended calling the sessions of both the houses–House of Representatives and the National Assembly.”
Two months after Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dissolved the lower house of parliament, the Supreme Court on Tuesday called the decision unconstitutional and issued a mandamus order to the Office of the President, the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, the prime minister, the Parliament Secretariat and the House Speaker to call a meeting of the House within 13 days.
The Oli government on July 2 had prorogued the budget session of the federal parliament abruptly without consulting the Speaker. Since the House of Representatives was dissolved on December 20, 13 days before January 1, the constitutional compulsion to call the House session, the court on Tuesday had ordered authorities to call the House session within 13 days.
As per constitutional provisions, there should not be a gap of six months between the two sessions of the House.