Copy of Nepal Gazette produced at Constitutional Bench
January 22, 2021 06:33 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel presented a copy of the Nepal Gazette containing the notice published regarding the dissolution of the House of Representatives to the Constitutional Bench on Friday.
The Constitutional Bench has been hearing the pleadings on the writ petitions filed at the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the dissolution of the House of Representatives, the lower house of the federal parliament.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari on December 20 dissolved the House of Representatives and announced midterm elections for April 30 and May 10, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.
Pleading on behalf of the writ petitioners at the Constitutional Bench on Thursday, advocates Tikaram Bhattarai and Om Prakash Sharma raised objections that the notice on the dissolution of the House of Representatives was not published in the Nepal Gazette.
Attorney General Kharel presented before the Bench the Nepal Gazette dated December 20, containing the notice related to the dissolution of the House of Representatives.
Justice Anil Kumar Sinha had urged the defendants to present before the bench if the decision (on dissolution of House of Representatives) had been published in the Gazette.
The Constitutional Bench is continuing hearing on the writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives.