Three cases relating to elections in constitutional bench

Published On: December 23, 2017 11:17 AM NPT

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The Supreme Court (SC) has directed the concerned sides to furnish written response within seven days in the petition registered claiming foul play in vote counting of the recently held polls. 

The constitutional bench of Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli and Justices Dipak Raj Joshi, Om Prakash Mishra, Cholendra Shumsher JBR and Dipak Kumar Karki issued such directive seeking response within seven days. 

Nepali Congress candidate of Sankhuwasabha-1 from House of Representatives Dipak Khadka had filed a petition demanding recounting of the votes. The SC has ordered to submit the ballot papers and other details on January 3, 2018 to hold discussions for the interlocutory order. 

Likewise, the SC also directed both the sides to join a discussion on January 3 whether or not to issue the interlocutory order regarding the case filed by Pradip Poudel, NC candidate of State Assembly of Tanahun-2 (A). Poudel had lodged the case claiming misappropriation during vote counting. 

Similarly, the SC has directed both the sides to attend in the court on January 3 in the case filed by candidate of Dhanusha-3 of House of Representative Ramsingh Yadav demanding to scrap the elections of his constituency for unfair polls. 

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