Monday, June 14, 2021

SC refuses to issue interim order against House dissolution

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Kathmandu, 7 June (2021) - The Supreme Court (SC) of Nepal has refused to issue an interim order against the President's decision to dissolve the House of Representatives.

Constitutional bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana on Wednesday issued the decision of refraining from interim order after the preliminary hearings on the writ petitions against the dissolution.

However, the court has issued a show cause notice against the respondents by 23 June, one of the petitioners Kirti Nath Sharma Poudel informed Lokantar.

Continuous hearing will take place from 23 June.

Earlier, senior advocate Shambhu Thapa and Mahadev Yadav had presented their arguments on behalf of Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba.

Thapa had demanded to issue interim order saying that Deuba had staked claim to the premiership with majority support.

President Bidya Bhandari had dissolved the parliament on 21 May on the recommendation of Council of Ministers and announced elections to be held in November.

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