•      Tue Sep 26 2023

Prime Minister have right to dissolve House of Representatives: Attorney General

Supreme Court Hearing
Hearing at the Supreme Court Constitutional Bench (file photo)

KATHMANDU: Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel has clarified that the current government has the right to complete its five-year term but it has chosen mid-term polls after it was not allowed to do so.

In today’s debate on the writ petition against the dissolution of the House of Representatives at the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Bench, he urged the Bench to look into this issue in the constitution as well.

Defending the government’s decision, Kharel, the government’s chief legal adviser, argued that the prime minister could go to the polls even if he has a majority for five years.

Stating that no petition has been filed by any political party against the dissolution, he demanded that the court should interpret all the articles of the constitution in this regard.

Stating that the incumbent Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is the Prime Minister accepted by all, he insisted that the head of government would be able to dissolve the House of Representatives as per the practice in other countries as well.

After the debate on behalf of the writ petitioner ended on Sunday, the debate has started from the government side from today.