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गृहपृष्ठPoliticsHouse Speaker Sapkota moves to Supreme Court against appointments in constitutional bodies

House Speaker Sapkota moves to Supreme Court against appointments in constitutional bodies

Arguing recent appointments were both unconstitutional and illegal, House Speaker demands order to stay appointees from making any decision, nullification of appointments 


KATHMANDU – House Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has filed a writ petition against the government’s appointments in various constitutional bodies. 

Arguing that the recent appointments were ‘unconstitutional’, House Speaker Sapkota registered the writ petition at the Supreme Court seeking the apex court’s verdict to scrap such appointments.

In his writ petition, House Speaker Sapkota also demanded an interim order to stay all appointees to make any decision in their offices. 

The Office of the President, Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Constitutional Council Chairman and its secretariat and Chief Justice Cholenda Shumsher JB Rana as a Constitutional Council member, among others, have been made defendants in the writ petition. 

The Court also scheduled the hearing for the case for Sunday.  He also claimed that all appointments made by the President upon the recommendation of the Constitutional Council following a decision on December 20 were both unconstitutional and illegal. 

Earlier on Wednesday, President Bidya Devi Bhandari had sworn in chiefs and officials of 11 constitutional bodies amid a ceremony held at Shital Niwas. 





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