Appeals to state bodies not to support govt in its unconstitutional endeavours


The opposition alliance has warned the government to abstain from making decisions regarding state affairs which may have long-term ramifications.

Issuing a statement on Sunday, leaders of the opposition parties have warned the government to refrain from undertaking any activity that could have a lasting effect on the country and people at a time when a writ petition is underway at the Constitutional bench of the Supreme Court challenging the House dissolution.

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN- Maoist Centre Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, leader of the disgruntled faction of CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal, co-chair of Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal Upendra Yadav and vice-chair of Rashtriya Janamorcha Durga Poudel have signed the statement.

The opposition leaders also urged all the state bodies to not endorse any decisions and acts of the government that are against the spirit of the Constitution and democratic practices.

"We are certain that the Supreme Court of Nepal will safeguard the Constitution and give verdict in our favour," the statement claimed.

The opposition-alliance had moved the Apex Court demanding reinstatement of the House of Representatives and appointment of Sher Bahadur Deuba as the Prime Minister in line with Article 76 (5) of the constitution.