KATHMANDU, July 4: Pleading on behalf of Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has begun at the constitutional bench on the House of Representatives (HoR) dissolution case.
Advocate Meghraj Pokhrel started the debate before the constitutional bench comprising Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana, and justices Deepak Kumar Karki, Meera Khadka, Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada and Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai this afternoon.
The Speaker’s lawyers have been given an hour to put their views on the matter.
Senior advocates Shyam Prasad Kharel, Lab Prasad Mainali, Upendra Keshari Neupane and advocate Shree Krishna Subedi will also plead on behalf of the Speaker. Then, writ petitioners will be allotted a time of three hours for the replies and it will be followed by the opinion of the amicus curiae.
The hearing on the case will end on Monday.
A total of 30 writ petitions were registered at the court over HoR dissolution, seeking to rescind the President’s move to dissolve the HoR on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers on May 22 and to announce the snap polls for November 13 and 19, terming the move unconstitutional and illegal.