February 23, Kathmandu
CPN (Maoist) Chairman Prachanda has welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court. Prachanda said that the court's verdict was a victory for all Nepalese. "Constitutionalism is the victory of the Nepali people, republic and democracy, the Supreme Court has made the right decision. Congratulations to the Nepali people!"
The Supreme Court has annulled the dissolution of Parliament.
A constitutional bench of Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Jabra, Justices Vishwambhar Prasad Shrestha, Anil Kumar Sinha, Sapna Pradhan Malla, and Tej Bahadur KC has ruled that the dissolution of Parliament by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will be annulled.
On the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, President Bidyadevi Bhandari dissolved the parliament on the 5th of Poush and announced elections on the 17th and 27th of Baishakh. Against that, 13 writs were registered in the Supreme Court.