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Constitutional bench starts hearing writ petitions on House dissolution


28 May 2021  

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KATHMANDU: Hearing of the writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives has begun in the Constitutional Bench.

The hearing has started in the five-member bench headed by Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana.

Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana had earlier assigned a five-judge constitutional bench, including him, to hear the case of dissolution of the House of Representatives.

Rana formed a constitutional bench comprising Justices Deepak Kumar Karki, Ananda Mohan Bhattarai, Tej Bahadur KC and Bam Kumar Shrestha.

CJ Rana has assigned the bench from the roster of 12 judges to hear the case of dissolution of the House of Representatives for the second time.

The constitutional bench will hear the writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) from Friday.

CJ Rana on Thursday had sent the 19 writ petitions concerning the dissolution of the HoR to the constitutional bench after a preliminary hearing on the petitions.

Likewise, the bench will also hear other 11 petitions that have been registered with the constitutional bench.

As many as 30 petitions have been registered demanding the reinstatement of the House of Representatives.

A total of 146 lawmakers from Nepali Congress (NC), CPN (Maoist Center), Nepal-Khanal faction of CPN-UML, Yadav-Bhattarai faction of Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) and Rastriya Janamorcha Nepal have jointly filed a writ petition seeking reinstatement of the HoR.

President Bidya Bhandari had dissolved the parliament at the wee hours on Saturday (May 22) and announced mid-term elections for November 12 and November 19 on the recommendation of the cabinet.

Publish Date : 28 May 2021 11:50 AM

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