Supreme Court Rejects the Government’s Decision to Dissolve Parliament; Orders to Convene Meeting Within 13 days

  February 23, 2021 By: INSEC

The Supreme Court has overturned the government’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives.

The government had recommended the President to dissolve the House of Representatives on December 20 and hold mid-term elections on April 30 and May 10.

The recommendation was approved by President Bidhyadevi Bhandari on the same day.

The Constitutional Court of the Supreme Court on February 23 declared the decision unconstitutional.

The Constitutional Bench headed by Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JBR has unanimously decided to overturn the government’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives.

Judges Vishwambhar Prasad Shrestha, Sapana Pradhan Malla, Anil Kumar Sinha, and Tej Bahadur KC were present in the Constitutional Court headed by Chief Justice JBR.

Announcing the decision of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice JBR said that the Prime Minister who got the majority did not have the right to dissolve the House of Representatives as per Article 76, Clause 7 of the Constitution.

The Supreme Court has ordered to convene a meeting of the House of Representatives within 13 days.

Click here for the full text of the Supreme Court decision.


Bimala Poudel