Lawmakers of Dahal-Nepal faction seek ways to revive Parliament that Oli dissolvedTheir meeting has made Dahal the new ‘parliamentary party’ leader and concluded that there are alternatives to a Supreme Court’s decision to revive Parliament.
The meeting of lawmakers of the ruling Nepal Communist Party’s faction led by party chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal held Monday has decided to demand the revival of the parliament which the other chair KP Sharma Oli has dissolved on Sunday.
Since the move of the prime minister and the President was unconstitutional the meeting has decided to reject and condemn it, according to participants of the meeting.
“Our proposal of no-confidence motion registered at the parliament secretariat on Sunday has presented chairman Dahal as the leader of the parliamentary party,” said Dev Gurung, Chief Whip of the dissolved parliament. “All other necessary decisions will be taken from the party’s central committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday.”
Gurung has said the move of the government was just a political stunt and therefore the parliament cannot be dissolved constitutionally.
“There could be other ways to revive besides the Supreme Court’s decision,” Gurung said. “If there is consensus among all political parties represented in Parliament it can be resumed like in 2006.”
During the meeting leaders appealed to all the political parties and the civil society to fight against the unconstitutional move.
“All the experts have said there is no provision in the constitution to dissolve the House and therefore the parliament is still alive,” said Surendra Pandey, lawmaker and Standing Committee member. “We have managed such a provision in the new constitution citing the previous instances of vacuum.”
The meeting has decided to knock the door of the Supreme Court to reinstate the parliament besides urging the Speaker to discuss ways to resume the new session.
Both the factions of the ruling party led by Oli and Dahal have called the meeting of the central committee separately. Oli has called the meeting at 9 am Tuesday at Baluwatar while Dahal-Nepal faction has called a meeting at a venue for wedding and other banquets in Babarmahal at 1 pm.