Hearing on dispute over Koshi CM Thapa's trust vote to continue today

Published On: September 5, 2023 11:02 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The hearing on the writ petition filed at the Supreme Court against the 'vote of confidence' taken by the Chief Minister of Koshi Province, Uddhav Thapa that began on Monday will continue today.

The hearing will continue today as it could not be completed due to the lack of sufficient time on Monday. The hearing was conducted by the division bench of justices Sapana Malla Pradhan, Kumar Chudal and Nahakul Subedi.

CPN-UML Koshi Province Parliamentary Party leader, Hikmat Kumar Karki, had filed the writ petition naming Koshi Province Chief Parshuram Khapung, Chief Minister Thapa, among others as the defendants in the case.

SC Justice Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada on August 24 had issued an interim order in the name of the provincial government not to take any long-term decisions, stating that CM Thapa's approach to securing a vote of confidence was unconstitutional.  

Koshi Province Chief Minister Thapa had received the vote of confidence on August 21. The writ petition was filed at the SC, arguing that the process of securing the vote of confidence was unconstitutional.


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