PM Oli clarifies he has never met any Justices (with video)

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January 16, 2021

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PM Oli clarifies he has never met any Justices (with video)

Prime Minister KP Oli speaks at a gathering of Province 1 committee of his faction held in Kathmandu.

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KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Oli has vented his ire over the news that he held a meeting with Supreme Court (SC) Justices hearing writs against the dissolution of the House of Representatives.

The Prime Minister said this while addressing a gathering of the Province 1 committee of his faction held in Kathmandu on Saturday.

“I have never met any Justices not only those in Constitutional Bench but others as well. I had seen Sapana Pradhan Malla when she was a lawyer before she became Justice at the apex court,” said PM Oli, “I had never seen or known other Justices.”

The Prime Minister accused the media circulating the news has taken a contract to disseminate false news.

Questions were raised in Constitutional Bench on Friday while hearing the case on Parliament dissolution alleging that the Prime Minister had held a meeting with four Justices at the apex court.

Lawmaker of dissolved HoR Shashi Shrestha had raised the issue on behalf of the writ petitioner, but Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JRB had stopped her.

The SC in a statement had clarified that none of the Justices involved in the hearing of the writ petition on the dissolution of the House of Representatives had met Prime Minister Oli.

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