BanglaHunt Desk: Political turmoil has been going on in Nepal for the past few days. On Friday, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the opposition demanded the formation of a new government by submitting a memorandum signed by lawmakers to President Vidhya Devi Bhandari. But President Vidya Devi Bhandari broke up the House of Representatives, and announced elections in the country.
President Vidya Devi Bhandari has set November as the date for elections in the country. A statement issued by the President’s Office said, “President Vidya Devi Bhandari has dissolved the House of Representatives. He has announced a new date for holding elections in the country. This election will be held between 12 and 19 November. Besides, the President has thwarted the demands of Sher Bahadur Deuba and KP Sharma Oli for the post of Prime Minister. ”
Oli is the president of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist. He was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Nepal on May 14 in accordance with Article 8 (3) of the Constitution. Just four days earlier, he had failed to win a majority in a no-confidence motion in parliament. The CPN-UML was the largest party in Nepal with 121 seats in the 285-member House of Representatives. But 137 seats are needed to form a government with a majority. On the other hand, Deuba reached the President’s office with a memorandum signed by 149 MPs. But before him, KP Sharma Oli demanded to form a government with a memorandum.