Supreme Court issues show cause notice to offices of the President and prime minister over House dissolutionConstitutional Bench has asked the defendants to furnish clarification in writing by June 23.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a show cause notice against the Office of the President and the Prime Minister’s Office over the dissolution of the House of Representatives.
The Constitutional Bench headed by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana has asked the defendants to furnish in writing the reason behind dissolving the House on May 21.
The bench issued the show cause notice after hearing opening arguments from the petitioners and defendants.
“The Office of the President and the Prime Minister’s Office have been asked to furnish clarification in writing before June 23,” Kishwor Paudel, a communication expert at the Supreme Court, told the Post. “The final hearing process will begin from June 23.”
As many as 30 petitions, including one by the opposition alliance led by Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, against Oli’s May 21 House dissolution.
Though the Constitutional Bench was constituted on May 28, it had failed to conduct a hearing on the core issue of the case, after questions were raised about its composition.
Chief Justice Rana then on Sunday had reconstituted the bench, designating justices on the basis of seniority.