HoR dissolution case on SC’s cause list for today
KATHMANDU: The case on the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) has been included in the cause list of the Supreme Court (SC) for Tuesday.
The apex court had set a deadline of Monday for lawyers representing plaintiffs and defendants and amicus curiae to file debate notes.
However, it is unlikely that the Constitutional Bench will make a verdict on the much-anticipated case today.
The five-member Constitutional Bench will make an attempt to reach a unanimous decision. The decision will be taken on based on the majority if there is a difference in opinion among Justices.
The debate on the writ had concluded Friday.
The debate had ended after senior advocate Geeta Pathak had presented her opinion on behalf of amicus curiae.
The writ petition against the dissolution of the House of Representatives had been being heard continuously in the Constitutional Session of the Supreme Court since January 18.
Judges Bishwombhar Prasad Shrestha, Anil Kumar Sinha, Sapana Pradhan Malla, and Tej Bahadur KC are in the Constitutional Bench headed by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana.
On the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Oli, President Bidya Bhandari had dissolved the House of Representatives on December 20.
There are 13 writ petitions against the dissolution decision.