Saturday, January 23, 2021

SC issues show cause notice to government on cabinet reshuffle


Kathmandu, 4 January (2021) - The Supreme Court (SC) of Nepal on Monday issued show cause notice to the government after hearing on writ petition against cabinet reshuffle after the dissolution of House of Representatives.

Single bench of Justice Anil Kumar Sinha issued the notice, ordering the government to submit written response.

The SC also issued an order to call to discuss whether interim order needs to be issued, one of the petitioners Advocate Lokendra Bahadur Oli said.

Senior Advocate Dinesh Tripathi and Advocate Oli had filed separate petitions arguing that the government has become caretaker after the dissolution of parliament and it is illegal for the caretaker government to reshuffle the cabinet.

The petitions had made Office of the President and Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers the respondents.