Supreme Court hearing writ against 14 lawmakers today


September 21, 2021


Supreme Court hearing writ against 14 lawmakers today

Supreme Court Building, Ramshahpath, Kathmandu. (File photo/Khabarhub)

KATHMANDU: A hearing of the writ petition filed at the Supreme Court (SC) demanding to revoke the membership of 14 UML lawmakers will be conducted today.

The hearing of the case was set for today as the hearing did not conclude on Monday in the division bench of Justices Dipak Kumar Karki and Dr Kumar Chudal.

CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli had lodged the petition naming 14 parliamentarians recommended for action from the party, Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota, Election Commission and Speaker of Lumbini Province Purna Gharti as the defendants.

Earlier, the SC had sought the Election Commission’s written response within 15 days on whether the registration process of the CPN (Unified Socialist) was in line with due processes.

On behalf of UML Chairman Oli, Sumitra Pandey had lodged three separate cases against Speaker Sapkota, Election Commission and Lumibini Province Speaker Gharti on September 1.

The petitioner has demanded that a mandamus order be issued to implement the party’s decision in regard to the action taken against 14 UML HoR members.