The Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to reinstate the House and appoint Sher Bahadur Deuba as Prime Minister gave the opposition alliance leaders a sense of victory, while the KP Oli-led faction of the UML, a faction of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), and a faction of the Janata Samajbadi Party Nepal (JSPN) are warning of political instability.
Although the verdict is expected to bring Nepali politics, which is already in a deep crisis, back on track, this will not be as simple as expected.
Observers and commentators believe that the KP Oli-led UML and its allies will go to any length to turn the tide in their favor. Visible dichotomous remarks by leaders of the ruling party and their allies, as well as opposition leaders, clearly indicate that the debate over the apex court’s verdict will not be ending anytime soon, even if demonstrations are planned, as reflected in the initial remarks by leaders from both sides.
The opposition alliance applauds the verdict, but leaders of the KP Oli-led UML, a JSPN/RPP faction, and the RPP warn of political instability.
The following is a synopsis of some of the leaders’ remarks:
Following the court’s decision, prominent leaders from the major political parties applauded the move.
Following the court’s decision, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba stated that the ruling was fair. In an interview with journalists at his home in Budhanilkantha, he stated that the verdict will help establish the rule of law. “The decision has also bolstered democracy,” he added.
Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda,’ Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Center), described the court’s decision as a historic step. In response to the decision, he stated, “This is a win for both Nepal and the Nepali people.”
Similarly, CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal stated that the Supreme Court’s decision saved the Constitution, parliament, and democracy.
Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, a JSPN leader, believes that regressive forces should be punished by forming a stable government after restoring the Constitution.
“Our campaign to protect the Constitution was successful,” Ram Chandra Poudel, a senior leader of the Nepali Congress, said. Furthermore, he congratulated Sher Bahadur Deuba.
Leaders of the KP Oli-led UML, a JSPN faction, and the Rastriya PP, on the other hand, warn of political instability.
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