Supreme Court to issue verdict on Nepal Communist Party name on March 4Rishiram Kattel, chair of the Nepal Communist Party, had filed a writ petition demanding that the decision made by the Election Commission to give Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to Oli and Dahal in May 2018, be quashed.
The Supreme Court on Thursday concluded the hearing on a writ petition filed by Rishiram Kattel, chair of the Nepal Communist Party, demanding that the apex court quash the decision of the Election Commission to grant the party name to the Nepal Communist Party (NCP).
In May 2018, KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal had got the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) registered with the Election Commission after the poll body refused to give them the Nepal Communist Party, saying it was already in the name of the Kattel.
A joint bench of Justices Bam Kumar Shrestha and Kumar Regmi said on Thursday that it would pass a verdict March 4, informed Kishor Poudel, a media expert at the Supreme Court.
Kattel had named the Election Commission as the defendant in the case following the election body’s decision to recognise the party led by Oli and Dahal as the Nepal Communist Party (NCP).
Kattel had filed a complaint at the commission stating that the party formed after the merger of the then CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) on May 17, 2018 cannot be named Nepal Communist Party as the party was already registered with the Election Commission under his name.
However, on October 26, 2018, the election body recognised the party with Oli and Dahal as chairs and their party the Nepal Communist Party (NCP).
Following the commission’s decision, Kattel had moved the Supreme Court on December 7, 2018.