Hearing on Bharatpur case postponed again

Published On: July 10, 2017 03:43 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 10: Today's hearing on Bharatpur vote counting dispute was postponed until July 17, citing a lack of time. 

Justices—Om Prakash Mishra and Purushottam Bhandari, who were scheduled to conduct the hearing, failed to manage time for the same, resulting in the postponement, said Joint-Spokesperson of the SC, Bishwo Raj Poudel.

Earlier on July 7, a division bench of justices Mira Khadka and Anil Kumar Sinha failed to conclude the hearing. 

Advocate Tulasi Pandey and CPN-UML candidate for Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 Gunjan Man BK had filed a writ petition against the Election Commission's decision to hold re-elections in the metropolis-19 after the vote counting halted following the tearing of ballot papers during the vote count. RSS 

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