Opposition parties are expected to submit a writ case before the Supreme Court today challenging the House dissolution

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On Sunday, opposition political groups are expected to submit a writ suit in the Supreme Court challenging Prime Minister KP Oli’s decision to dissolve parliament.

Leaders of the opposition parties — Nepali Congress, CPN-Maoist Center, UML’s Madhav Kumar Nepal group, and the Janata Samajbadi Party’s Upendra-Baburam division — are gathering today to address the matter and their next steps.

“If all goes as planned, we will submit the writ petition on Sunday,” a leader stated, adding, “If not today, we will do it on Monday.”

According to Nepali Congress leader Ramesh Lekhak, Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda,” UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, and JSP Chairman Upendra Yadav would appear in court alongside NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba to file the writ suit.

A writ has already been drafted on behalf of the 149 MPs who have signed the petition to name NC President Deuba Prime Minister, and all of them will appear in court.

The text of the writ petition was drafted by lawyers comprising Govinda Bandi and Khamba Khati.

According to reports, signatures on the writ petition will also be collected.

On the suggestion of the cabinet, President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved parliament early Saturday morning and declared mid-term elections on November 12 and November 15.