SC recognizes Rishi Kattel’s party authentic NCP

Annuls Prachanda-Oli’s NCP


March 7, 2021


SC recognizes Rishi Kattel’s party authentic NCP

Building of Supreme Court located at Ramshah Path in Kathmandu. (File photo/Khabarhub)

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court (SC), in its verdict Sunday, has given recognition to the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) led by Rishi Ram Kattel.

A joint bench of Justices Bam Kumar Shrestha and Kumar Regmi, after hearing the case, issued the final verdict on Sunday.

The final verdict was issued on the case related to the dispute surrounding the name of Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

With this, the authenticity of the NCP led by KP Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” has been annulled.

The then CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist-Center) had registered their party’s name as Nepal Communist Party at the Election Commission following their unification.

Prior to it, Nepal Communist Party had been registered under the leadership of Kattel at the EC.

On November 21, 2018, Kattel had moved the SC against the EC complaining that the similar name was registered against his party’s name.

Clause 6(E) of the Act about political parties has prohibited registration of a party with the EC if the name or election symbol matches with a party already registered with the Commission.