SC seeks documents from EC on Pradeep Paudel case

Published On: January 3, 2018 05:37 PM NPT By: Bhasha Sharma

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Supreme Court (SC) has sought cast ballot papers and related documents from Election Commission on the writ filed by Nepali Congress leader Pradeep Paudel demanding re-counting of the ballot papers.

A constitutional bench of the apex court including Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli issued an order to submit all the related documents.

Paudel, candidate from Tanahun-2 (A) had filed the writ at SC demanding the re-counting of the ballot papers after being defeated by margin of five votes with Left Alliance candidate Asha Koirala.

Paudel had garnered 16641 votes whereas Koirala had secured a victory with 16646 votes in the provincial assembly election.  

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