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गृहपृष्ठPoliticsConstitutional bench formed to start continuous hearings on House dissolution case from today

Constitutional bench formed to start continuous hearings on House dissolution case from today

Following the continuous hearings on the case, the constitutional bench will decide on whether the government’s move is in line with the constitution.


KATHMANDU: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rama has formed a constitutional bench for the hearing of petitions filed to challenge the government’s move to dissolve the House of Representatives.

The constitutional bench formed for today’s hearing includes judges Hari Krishna Karki, Biswombhar Shrestha, Anil Kumar Sinha and Tej Bahadur KC.

From today, the constitutional bench will conduct hearings of arguments in favor of and against the government’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives and set dates for midterm election.

Following the continuous hearings on the case, the constitutional bench will decide on whether the government’s move is in line with the constitution.

Including a petition from the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chief Whip Dev Gurung, 12 other lawsuits were filed at the Supreme Court challenging Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s decision and the President’s approval to dissolve the House and set dates for midterm election on December 20.

While the Supreme Court did not issue any interim order, it had sent the petitions to the constitutional bench after concluding that the cases in question call for the interpretation of the constitution.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister Oli and House Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota have already furnished their written clarifications on the case.





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