Writ petitions against HoR dissolution

Two judges to give written opinion in Constitutional Bench of Supreme Court

KATHMANDU: A constitutional session is being held today to hear the writ petitions regarding the dissolution of the House of Representatives and the formation of the government as per Article 76 (5) of the Constitution.

The bench, which was adjourned for two days due to illness of Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Jabara, will resume today. Today, two judges, Deepak Kumar Karki and Ananda Mohan Bhattarai, are scheduled to present their written opinion on the petition filed by the government’s side that they should not sit in the bench. 

Stating that both the judges who were earlier in the bench had taken a stand on the side of Tej Bahadur KC and Bam Kumar Shrestha, the lawyers of the government, including Attorney General Ramesh Badal of the government’s side, questioned the fairness and said it would be appropriate for them to leave the bench.

Due to the same dispute, the Constitutional Bench has not been able to carry out the regular hearing. According to Supreme Court sources, Justices Karki and Bhattarai have prepared a written opinion on the question raised against them.  

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