Supreme Court rejects petition challenging NC’s position as the main oppositionThe petitioner had demanded that the Nepali Congress be barred from the services and facilities provided by the Parliament Secretariat as the main opposition party.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the petition challenging the status of the Nepali Congress as the main opposition party in the House of Representatives.
The petition filed by advocate Bimal Pokharel was rejected by Narayan Prasad Panthi, registrar of the apex court, stating that it was the internal business of the parliament to give the status of the main opposition to a political party in the legislature.
The court rejected the petition stating that Article 103(5) of the Constitution and the parliamentary regulations didn’t give anyone the right to object or question the parliament’s decision of selecting the main opposition party in the House.
The petitioner demanded that the Nepali Congress be barred from the services and facilities provided by the Parliament Secretariat as the main opposition party.
The petition further demanded that the court issue a mandamus order to the Speaker to fix a political party as the main opposition.
The status of Nepali Congress as the main opposition was questioned after the largest party gave a vote of confidence to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on January 10.