NC objects Gandaki Province assembly call

Published On: April 18, 2024 11:05 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

GANDAKI, April 18: Nepali Congress (NC) parliamentary party in Gandaki Province has objected to Province Chief Dilliraj Bhatta's call of assembly meeting, reasoning that a case on the fate of present assembly was sub judice at Supreme Court (SC).

Parliamentary party leader Surendra Raj Pandey reminded in a press statement that the Assembly meeting was summoned by ignoring SC's interim order, constitution and existing law. "It is sheer irresponsibility of the Province Chief to summon an assembly meeting for April 19 by brushing aside SC's interim order and the case is awaited to be heard at court. It is contempt of court," he argued. 

Pandey also denounced the appointments the Province government has made over this time. The NC had filed a writ petition at SC on April 9, against appointment of UML leader Khagraj Adhikari as Province Chief Minister with the voting of the Speaker. The NC stated the appointment was unconstitutional.

In response, the SC had issued an interim order asking the Gandaki Province government not to proceed with any works till settlement of the case.


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