22 December, 2020
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India - Nepal issue is the emerging issue in UPSC Mains Examination 2021. It is highly important for UPSC GS Paper II Mains for International Relations.
Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s recommendation to dissolve Parliament, which has been duly approved by President Bidya Devi Bhandari, has pushed the young democracy into an unprecedented constitutional crisis and political turmoil.
Mr. Oli belongs to Nepal Communist Party with a near two thirds majority in Parliament. He took such drastic steps because he came under increasing pressure from his own party to withdraw an ordinance his government issued last week. The ordinance to amend the Constitutional Council Act would undermine the checks and balances in the system and give PM unprecedented powers in appointments. Mr Oli agreed to withdraw the appointment but his Cabinet unexpectedly made a move to recommend the dissolution of Parliament.
What does the Nepal Constitution say?
Nepal’s 2015 Constitution allows the dissolution of the House before its five-year term ends only if there is a hung assembly and no party manages to form a government. Now that the President has cleared the dissolution, the matter would be decided by the Supreme Court.
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