President Bidya Devi Bhandari has summoned the first meeting of the House of Representatives post February 24 verdict of the Supreme Court leading to its reinstatement, on March 7.

The President called for the commencement of HoR on recommendation of Government of Nepal, pursuant to Article 93 (1) of the Constitution of Nepal.

As such, the House will convene at 4:00pm on the slated date, as per the press release issued by the Office of the President on Monday.

Nepal's Supreme Court on February 24, in a landmark verdict annulling PM KP Sharma Oli's move deeming it unconstitutional, had paved way for reinstatement of the dissolved House. The SC had ordered the government to call a House meeting within 13 days of the verdict.

As many as 13 writ petitions were filed at the court claiming that the government's move was unconstitutional and that it should be repelled.

A five-member Constitutional Bench was formed by the Apex Court to hear the arguments in favour of and against the petitions. Around two months of proceedings followed the writs, which, in the end, ruled in favour of the prosecutors.

On December 20, the President had swiftly approved the government's recommendation to dissolve the Lower House of the Federal Parliament.

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