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Justice Sinha asks- Till elections do we argue?

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Kathmandu, 20 January (2021) - Justice Anil Sinha of the Supreme Court said that the arguments, if delayed, can extend till elections take place.

Speaking during the hearing on cases against dissolution of House of Representatives, Justice Sinha made the remarks on Wednesday.

Lawyers have been instructed to shorten the period for arguments in the constitutional bench.

Justice Sinha asked Advocate Dr. Chandra Kanta Gyawali to finish arguments within half an hour.

The bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana is continuously hearing the case since Sunday. Lawyers have been taking huge amount of time for the arguments.

"If we fail to respect time, we may keep arguing here till election day," Justice Sinha said.

Advocate Gyawali was the last lawyer to present arguments in yesterday's hearing. He had asked for an hour to present his arguments. He claimed that the PM does not have powers to dissolve parliament.

The elections have been scheduled for 30 April and 10 May.

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