Prachanda asserts Supreme Court will rule against the parliament’s dissolution


Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda,’ former Prime Minister and Chairman of the CPN-Maoist Center, has stated that the Supreme Court (SC) will reinstate the dissolved parliament.

Maoist Center Chairman Prachanda told reporters after attending an opposition alliance meeting at the parliament building on Saturday that the opposition alliance, which includes his party, would protest politically and legally against the government’s unconstitutional move.

He claimed that they would take the dissolution of parliament to court, and that the court would rule in their favor, restoring the parliament to its previous state.

“Not only is this move unconstitutional, but it is also autocratic, arbitrary, and regressive,” Prachanda said, adding, “We will take this regressive move to the Supreme Court.”

Prachanda, along with Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, and Janata Samajbadi Party Chairman Upendra Yadav, among others, went to the President’s office on Friday to claim support for the NC President Deuba-led coalition government.

They had submitted a list of 149 legislators who were willing to back NC President.

He recalled that political parties had previously protested the unconstitutional move on the streets and in court, and that they would do so again.

“The court will restore parliament and rule in favor of democracy and the constitution once more. Prachanda continued, “That was seen in the first episode.”