Hearing on writ against Chief Justice-led election govt postponed
Hearing on a writ filed at the Supreme Court against the decision of major political parties to appoint Chief Justice as the head of the election government could not take place as scheduled on Tuesday.
The hearing on the writ supposed to be conducted by a single bench of SC Justice Kalyan Shrestha was postponed due to “time constraints”, it is learnt. Reports said that Justice Shrestha could only pass the verdict on 10 writ petition today.
The next hearing on the writ has been scheduled for Friday. Advocate Bharat Mani Jangam had filed the writ at the apex court after the political parties forged an agreement to appoint current Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi as the prime minister of the next election government.
The writ argues that the decision of the parties to form a CJ-led election government is against the tenet and spirit of the interim constitution, separation of power and democratic principle.
The writ has been filed against the president, prime minister and the major four political parties – UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML and UDMF. nepalnews.com