President Bidhya Devi Bhandari today prorogued the summer session of the National Assembly on recommendation of the government.

The government had called the summer session of the Upper House on July 1, more than a month after recommending dissolution of the House of Representatives on May 22.

However, the Supreme Court of Nepal on Monday issued a verdict ordering that the House be reinstated within seven days. Moreover, it also made a ruling in favour of opposition leader Sher Bahadur Deuba's claim to premiership, passing an order to appoint him the Prime Minister by 5:00 pm on Tuesday.

As per a statement issues by the General Secretary of the Federal Parliament, Bharat Raj Gautam, a meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Monday recommended the President to prorogue the Upper House session from Monday midnight.

A meeting of the assembly scheduled for 3:00 pm on Tuesday has also been called off with this decision, Gautam said.