Nepal’s Prime Minister not in a mood to resign

Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli is not ready to resign from his position immediately. In addition to this he implements the Supreme Court’s verdict against him by facing Parliament that is due to convene within two weeks, which is reported by an official representing the embattled premier said on Wednesday.

Where Nepal’s five-member constitutional bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher on Tuesday annulled the Oli government’s “unconstitutional” decision to dissolve the 275- member lower house of Parliament. On that matter court also ordered the government to summon the  House session within the next 13 days.

Nepal rushes into a political crisis on December 20 as the ex-President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the  House and announced fresh elections on April 30. On May 10 at the recommendation of Prime Minister Oli, amidst a tussle for power within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

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Oli’s Press Advisor Surya Thapa said the prime minister, who turned 69 this week, intends to implement the verdict of he apex court after facing Parliament that is due to convene within two weeks.

“The Supreme Court’s verdict is controversial, however, it should be accepted and implemented. Its effects will be seen in the future as the decision has not provided any solution to the political problems,” Thapa said.

Thapa was quoted in his statement that “The Prime Minister will not offer his resignation as easily at the current situation, he is all ready to verdict with the House of Representatives.”

Oli’s Chief Advisor Bishnu Rimal, in taking in the queue Thapa’s sentiments, said that all will have to accept the court’s decision. “However, it provides no solution to existing political complications,” Rimal said.

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