Supreme Court to hear writs against House dissolution on Thursday, Friday

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Kathmandu: The Supreme Court (SC) will hear 30 writs filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives on Thursday and Friday.

A total of 19 writs will be heard on Thursday and 11 writs filed demanding a hearing on Constitutional Bench will be heard on Friday, according to the apex court.

Legal practitioners and opposition alliance had moved the court after President Bidhya Devi Bhandari in the wee hours of Saturday dissolved the House of Representatives and announced mid-term elections to be held in two phases. Earlier, President Bhandari had concluded that the claims made by Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chair K P Sharma Oli and NC President Deuba to form the next government were not sufficient.

The opposition alliance has sought a mandamus order to reinstate the House of Representatives and appoint Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba as Prime Minister.