The 41st Prime Minister of Nepal
Name: Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli (K.P. Oli )
Date of Birth: 22 February 1952
Political Party: Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist)
Education: Class 9
Parents: Mohan Prasad and Madhumaya Oli.
Spouse: Radhika Shakya
Khadga Prasad Oli of K.P. Oli is the 41st Prime Minister of Nepal. He joined the Communist Party of Nepal in February of 1970 in opposition to the Panchayat system. A year later he became a district committee member of the party and the chief of the Jhapa Movement Organizing Committee in 1972.
Oli was imprisoned for 14 consecutive years from 1973 to 1987. After his release from prison in 1987, he became a central committee member of UML in charge of the Lumbini Zone until 1990.
He was elected as a Prime Minister for the first time in a parliamentary vote on 11 October 2015, receiving 338 votes out of 597.
Oli’s PM candidacy was supported by the UCPN-Maoist, Rashtriya Prajatantra Party Nepal, and Madhesi Rights Forum-Democratic along with 13 other small parties. He was sworn in on 12 October.
K.P Oli is elected as Prime Minister of Nepal for the second time on 15 February 2018.
Dissolving the House of Representatives
President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the House of Representatives (HoR) as Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli advised on 7 Magh 2077 (20 December 2020). PM Oli made this move to avoid internal conflicts within the Nepal Community Party (NCP) before a no-confidence motion could be passed.
However, the HoR was restored within two months in 10 Falgun 2077 (22 February 2021) when constitutional benches filed 13 petitions to Chief Justice and 4 additional justices at the Supreme Court of Nepal while 300 plus lawyers participated in support and against the cabinet decision in the discussion on the constitutional bench.
Dissolving the House of Representatives 2.0
President Bidya Devi Bhandari issued a notice of dissolving the House of Representatives as per Article 76 (7) and declaring elections in two phases—on November 12 and November 19—on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers around 2 am on Jestha 7, 2078 (May 21, 2021).
The reason for her move was neither incumbent Prime Minister KP Oli nor Sher Bahadur Deuba, Nepali Congress president, did sufficient work to form a new government as claimed.
However, and once again, the Nepal Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana reinstated the dissolved House of Representatives and ordered the appointment of Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba as Prime minister within two days. on Monday (July 12, 2021/28 Ashadh 2078)