Further alliance between the political parties will depend on the Supreme Court’s final decision
Apart from the political parties, civil society, writers, analysts, human rights activists, artists, journalists and the conscious and intellectual sections of the society have been staging protests against the dissolution and restoration of the parliament.
Kathmandu. Nepal’s ruling politics has become unstable again after KP Oli, chairman and prime minister of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal, dissolved the House of Representatives on Poush 5, 2077. Although Prime Minister Oli has set a date for holding new general elections on April 3 and 4, it is uncertain whether elections will be held next April. Instead, there is a sharp polarization between the political parties over how to form a new government as an alternative to the now caretaker KP Oli government.
Parties representing the majority in the politically ruling CPN , the main opposition party Nepali Congress, the third largest party in parliament, the Janata Samajwadi Party, and the Janamorcha Nepal, have opposed the dissolution of parliament. The majority of the ruling CPN led by Prachanda and Madhav Nepal, the main opposition Congress, JASAPA and JANAMORCHA have completed the first phase of protest and street agitation against the dissolution of the parliament. All the parties have now announced a month-long schedule of the second phase of the street agitation against the dissolution of the parliament.
However, with the KP Oli-led government in the minority and the government announcing next April that general elections will not be held, the parties are also trying to replace the Oli-led government with another interim government. More than a dozen cases have been filed in Nepal’s Supreme Court against the government’s move to dissolve parliament, including the demand for the restoration of parliament. The Supreme Court is hearing these issues in the Constitutional Court.
Therefore, the programs of the second phase of the street struggle between the political parties are not seen as aggressive and harsh. If the Supreme Court reconstitutes the parliament, a new kind of assimilation of power and political alliance will be formed. Waiting for the Supreme Court’s decision on the issue of re-establishing the parliament, all the political parties have been joining hands with the people with solo and soft protests. Apart from the ruling CPN’s Oli faction, RPP and Nepal Mazdoor Kisan Party, other parties have not supported the dissolution of the parliament.
Apart from the political parties, civil society, writers, analysts, human rights activists, artists, journalists and the conscious and intellectual sections of the society have been staging protests against the dissolution and restoration of the parliament. Overall, Nepal’s future political balance of power and the roadmap for an alliance between the political parties will depend on the Supreme Court’s final decision on the issue of restoration of parliament.