Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has submitted a written reply to the Supreme Court explaining the reason for dissolving the parliament. Prime Minister Oli submitted a written reply through the Attorney General’s Office on Thursday.
In response, he said that if the court gives its verdict as demanded by 146 outgoing MPs including Sher Bahadur Deuba, it will revive the independence of the Panchayat system.
He said that the parliament had to be dissolved as no government could get a majority on the basis of party affiliation and support of the members of the House of Representatives while recommending the dissolution.
In a written reply, the Prime Minister said that the Prime Minister would be appointed by the President only if such a basis is presented.
Stating that Prime Minister Oli had recommended the dissolution to fulfill his constitutional obligation, the court said that the opposition could not appoint Sher Bahadur Deuba as the Prime Minister.
“Article 76 of the constitution does not give the right to appoint a prime minister to anyone except the president,” he said in a written reply.