KATHMANDU: Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prashad Sharma Oli on December 20 recommended dissolution of Parliament, amid a political tussle between him and former PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has endorsed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s recommendation for the dissolution of the House of Representatives.
She has announced the country would hold next general elections on April 30 and May 10, 2021.
The Cabinet, in an emergency meeting chaired by PM Oli, decided to recommend President Bidya Devi Bhandari for the dissolution of Parliament's House of Representatives. PM Oli reportedly reached the President’s residence with the Cabinet decision.
Nepal’s Lower House, last elected in 2017, has 275 members. The development comes amid an intra-party battle in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) between factions led by Oli and Prachanda, who is the executive chair of the party
According to news agency PTI, senior leader of the ruling NCP& former PM Madhav Kumar Nepal has termed the move as unconstitutional.The Madhav Nepal & Prachanda faction has been urging Oli to step down as the pm amid mounting accusations & counter-accusations b/w the two factions.
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