Kathmandu-A dozen of writs challenging the government’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives have been scheduled for the hearing at the Supreme Court for today.
The Supreme Court has assigned all those 12 writs filed against the dissolution of the parliament to the single bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana.
The hearing on the case is currently underway at the single bench led by Chief Justice Rana.
Earlier on Sunday, nearly half a dozen lawyers had moved to the apex court demanding the annulment of the government decision to dissolve the parliament and set dates for midterm election.
Senior advocates Dinesh Tripathi, Kanchan Krishna Neupane and Lokendra Bahadur Oli had filed the writ petition immediately after the President Bidya Devi Bhandari, upon the government’s recommendation, dissolved the HoR and set the new date for midterm election on Sunday.
Similarly, the ruling Nepal Communist Party’s Chief Whip Dev Bahadur Gurung had also filed the writ seeking the court’s intervention to overturn the government’s decision.
The petitioners have argued that the government does not have a constitutional and legal right to dissolve the HoR.