Saturday, January 23, 2021

Government side denies to take case against dissolution of House to grand bench

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Kathmandu, 13 January (2021) - KP Oli-led government, respondent to the cases filed at the Supreme Court against the dissolution of House of Representatives (HoR), has denied to take those cases to the grand bench.

During the hearing on the case by constitutional bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana on Wednesday, Attorney General Agni Kharel took exception to taking the case to the grand bench. The government side has insisted that these cases need to be heard by the constitutional bench itself.

Lawyers filing cases against dissolution of HoR have maintained that grand bench needs to take the final decision on a serious constitutional dispute like the present one.

Senior Advocate Raman Shrestha requested to send the case to grand bench.

Advocate Hari Upreti entreated for the same.

The constitutional bench is hearing on a dozen cases filed against the disbandment of parliament.

Lawyers from both sides are debating whether to hear the cases in the same bench or take them to grand bench.

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