Pro-govt student union hits Kathmandu streets ahead of verdict on parliament dissolution

Updated:3 months, 2 weeks ago

Kathmandu (Nepal), July 12 (ANI): Youth Association Nepal, the student union of ruling CPN-UML of Nepal, on Sunday held a roadshow in support of now caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, a day before expected verdict over writ petitions against house dissolution. An unusual event to be witnessed, dozens of government supporters hit the streets of the capital Kathmandu raising slogans against the opposition alliance and in support of the beleaguered leader. A total of 30 writ petitions have been filed against the HoR dissolution. As many as 146 lawmakers of the HoR including President Sher Bahadur Deuba of Nepali Congress (NC) have filed the writ petitions demanding the reinstatement of the HoR and appointing Deuba as the Prime Minister of Nepal. Marathon discussion over the petitions filed with the Apex body of the nation ended earlier on 5 July. While several writ petitions had been filed against Oli's move, the court had decided to issue a verdict on the petition filed by the main opposition leader Sher Bahadur Deuba first and began the hearing. The pro-government student union has warned to hit the streets if the court orders to appoint Deuba as next Prime Minister of the nation which the petitioners have sought in their writ. An amicus curiae of four members sent by the central committee and the Supreme Court chapter of the Nepal Bar Association also have given their views. Of four senior advocates, two argued the House should be reinstated while two others said Oli's move was right. The latest round of house dissolution which comes in less than 6 months of reinstatement has thrown the Himalayan Nation into political chaos and instability.

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