UML files writ at SC to scrap vote of confidence sought unconstitutionally by Koshi CM

KATHMANDU: The CPN-UML has moved the Supreme Court once again saying that Koshi Province Chief Minister Uddhav Thapa sought the vote of confidence by violating the Constitution.

Koshi Province UML Chief Whip Rewati Raman Bhandari said that they were forced to move the apex court after Israel Mansuri, who was chairing the Province Assembly, also cast his vote in favor of Thapa violating the Constitution and order of the Supreme Court.

Legal practitioner Durga Bahadur Dahal on behalf of UML Parliamentary Party leader Hikmat Kumar Karki filed the writ at the Supreme Court.

Provine Chief Parshuram Khapung, Chief Minister Uddhav Thapa, Assembly Chairman Isreal Mansuri, lawmaker Gita Timilsina and Province Assembly Secretariat were made defendants in the writ.

Chief Minister Thapa, who sought the vote of confidence, got the majority with the vote of Mansuri.

Earlier also, the UML had moved the court after Thapa garnered a majority with the signature of the Speaker.

The apex court had scrapped his appointment.

 

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