After the decision of the Supreme Court of Nepal, he was forced to resign from the post of Prime Minister. P. Sharma Oli on Tuesday accused the court of “deliberate” ruling in favor of opposition parties and said it would have “long-term impact” on the multi-party parliamentary system in the country.
Addressing the nation, 69-year-old Oli also said that despite being the “choice of the people”, he was resigning as the Supreme Court replaced him with Nepali Congress chief and Leader of Opposition Sher Bahadur Deuba as Prime Minister. ordered to be appointed as
Oli said in Nepali language, “Playing the game is the duty of the players. The referee is there to maintain fair play and not to help one team win.” He accused the top court of “deliberately” passing the verdict in favor of the opposition parties.
Nepal’s Supreme Court in a significant decision on Monday directed President Bidya Devi Bhandari to appoint Nepalese Congress chief Sher Bahadur Deuba as prime minister by Tuesday and restore the dissolved House of Representatives for the second time in five months.
On May 22, President Vidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the 275-member lower house for the second time in five months on the recommendation of Prime Minister Oli and announced mid-term elections on November 12 and 19.
“The terms and language used in the judgment have worried all those who believe in a multi-party system,” Oli was quoted as saying by ‘My Republica’ newspaper. This order will have a “long-term impact” on the system. He said his party would implement the apex court’s decision. Oli, however, said the party system and multi-party democracy were certain to be destroyed.
He also blamed the court for “excessive judicial activism”. He said that this could bring down the credibility of the court. “I have been thrown out not because of the mandate of the people but because of the order of the court,” he said.