KATHMANDU, JUNE 7
A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court demanding nullification of cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, on Monday.
The writ filed by senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi urged the apex court to rescind the caretaker Prime Minister's decision to induct new ministers as it goes against the spirit of the constitution.
The writ argued that PM Oli is a caretaker prime minister for now -- as the House of Representatives stands dissolved -- and as such he does not have the executive power to reshuffle or induct new ministers.
The writ demands that the court issue an order to rescind the June 4 cabinet expansion and reshuffling and stop the PM from taking any decision that would increase the economic burden on the national exchequer.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on June 4 had reshuffled his Cabinet retaining only four old Cabinet members – Lilanath Shrestha, Basanta Kumar Nembang, Bishnu Paudel, and Krishna Gopal Shrestha in Cabinet.
He had inducted eight ministers and two state ministers from the Mahanta Thakur- Rajendra Mahato Faction of the Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal.