Writ petitions against HoR dissolution

Interim order not issued by constitutional bench, continuous hearing to be held from June 23

KATHMANDU: After a preliminary hearing on a writ petition seeking overturning of the dissolution of the House of Representatives and appointment of Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the Prime Minister, the constitutional bench has refused to issue an interim order as demanded by the petitioners.

The issue, which has been embroiled in controversy over the formation of the bench for about two weeks, has been heard in the court since Wednesday. Senior advocates Shambhu Thapa and Mahadev Yadav, on behalf of writ petitioner Deuba, had sought an interim order to clear the way for Deuba to be sworn in as the Prime Minister. However, the constitutional bench did not issue the interim order. 

The court has demanded a showing of the causes from the opposition regarding the dissolution of the parliament. The case will be heard in the bench continuously from 23rd June. 

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