KATHMANDU, MAY 23
Security forces have increased vigilance around the Singhadurbar-Supreme Court area as leaders of the opposition alliance are preparing to file a writ petition at the Apex Court against dissolution of House of Representatives.
The security situation has been tightened in a bid to avert crowding and protests, a Nepali Police official stated.
Police have made a few arrests on Sunday as political groups have taken to the streets to protest the government's Friday-midnight move.
Meanwhile, Nepali Congress, Maoist Centre, Upendra Yadav led faction of the Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal and Rastriya Janamorcha leaders are currently gathering signatures of their lawmakers before filing the writ.
On the other hand, leaders from Madhav Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal led faction of ruling CPN-UML, who are currently holding a meeting, are expected to submit their signatures too.
On Friday, NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba had staked claimed to the government citing that he has the support of 149 lawmakers, which the President had later rejected stating his claim is contradicted by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's claim, wherein he stated he has been backed by 153 lawmakers.
The situation had led to the dissolution of the House of Representatives for the second time during Oli's tenure.