All writs against House dissolution sent to Constitutional BenchThe five-member bench, led by Chief Justice Rana, will start a hearing on Friday.
The Supreme Court has decided to send all the writs against the government move of dissolving the House of Representatives to the Constitutional Bench.
A single bench of Chief Justice Choldendra Sumsher Rana, after a hearing on 12 writs on Wednesday, decided to send them to the five-member bench led by himself.
“Chief Justice Rana’s bench has decided to forward all the writs to the Constitutional Bench,” Kishor Poudel, media expert at the Supreme Court, told the Post. “The hearing will begin on Friday.”
According to Poudel, the hearing, in the first phase, will focus on whether to issue an interim order.
Chief Justice Rana on Wednesday heard lawyers arguing on behalf of the plaintiffs.
Poudel said an interim order on such serious issues like this are issued only after hearing the arguments from both sides–the plaintiffs and the defendants.
Thirteen writs have been filed against the KP Sharma Oli government's Sunday recommendation for the dissolution of the lower house and the move of President Bidya Devi Bhandari to approve it.
One of the writs by advocate Santosh Bhandari was directly sent to the constitutional bench on Monday itself while other 12, including the one by Nepal Communist Party leader Dev Gurung, was kept for Wednesday's regular hearing.
Rana had kept all the writs for himself.
The Constitutional Bench will start the hearing on Friday.
The bench is led by Rana and will have four other justices who will be picked by him from the roster of 14.
The bench sits twice a week—on Wednesday and Friday.