Continuous hearing in the Constitutional Court from today
KATHMANDU: JUNE 23 – The writ petition related to the dissolution of the House of Representatives will be heard in the Constitutional Court from today. Thirty writ petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court against the dissolution of the House of Representatives. Of the writ petitions, the writ petitions filed by 146 lawmakers, including Deuba, will be heard first.
A constitutional bench of Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JBR, Justice Deepak Kumar Karki, Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada and Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai has been constituted for the hearing. The Constitutional Court had initially decided to hear the case of Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and then the remaining 29 writ petitions. Accordingly, Deuba’s lawyers will start debating from today.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari had dissolved the House of Representatives at midnight on May 21 on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers. Before the President dissolved the House of Representatives, 149 lawmakers had submitted their signatures at Shital Niwas, saying that Deuba had the support of the Prime Minister. However, CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli also handed over a letter from the UML parliamentary party and the People’s Socialist Party, Nepal parliamentary party to Shital Niwas.
Even after 149 lawmakers submitted their signatures, 30 writ petitions were filed in the Supreme Court on the issue of not appointing Deuba as the Prime Minister. The Supreme Court has decided to hear all the writ petitions in the Constitutional Court.