Hearing postponed on case filed by Resham Chaudhary against EC and NUP Chairperson

Published On: April 21, 2024 05:18 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 21: The hearing on a case filed by Nagarik Unmukti Party (NUP) patron Resham Chaudhary against NUP Chairperson Ranjita Shrestha and the Election Commission (EC) has been postponed.

Due to the lack of time, the hearing on the case scheduled for today was postponed.

The case was registered in the 12th number at the divisional bench of Supreme Court Justices Anand Mohan Bhattarai and Binod Sharma. But due to lack of time, after the hearing of the eighth case at the bench, hearings on the rest of the cases were postponed.

Earlier, the hearing was scheduled for April 12 for debate on an interim order. However, the hearing could not be held that day, too.

Resham Chaudhary, who was elected chairman from the party's first convention in Tikapur, filed the case after the Election Commission did not grant him recognition.

The EC’s decision stated, “Since it has been observed that an unqualified person was considered as a qualified person and delegated authority to hold a general convention in violation of Section 51 of the Political Party Act, 2073 BS, thereby conducting or facilitating the general convention, the central committee of the Nagarik Unmukti Party, including its chairwoman Ranjita Shrestha, is warned not to engage in any activities contrary to the party's constitution and applicable laws from now onwards.”

After the Election Commission endorsed Ranjita Shrestha as the chairperson of the party, Resham Chaudhary filed a petition on January 12, making the Election Commission and Ranjita Shrestha as the defendants and seeking a writ of certiorari  against them.


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