Writ petition filed against Sudurpaschim govt and province chief in SC

Published On: April 21, 2024 07:14 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 21: A case has been filed  in the Supreme Court (SC) regarding the formation of the Sudurpaschim Province government. Laxman Kishore Chaudhary, representing the Resham Chaudhary faction of the Nagarik Unmukti Party (NUP), appeared before the SC  on Sunday to initiate legal proceedings.

Chaudhary has lodged a case against both the Sudurpaschim government and the province chief.

After the resignation of former Chief Minister Kamal Bahadur Shah in Sudurpaschim Province, Province Chief Nazir Mia called for submission of claims for the next chief minister.

NUP Chairperson Ranjita Shrestha nominated Kailash Chaudhary from the party for the post of CM. While the petitioner Chaudhary has garnered support from Nepali Congress, CPN (Unified Socialist), RPP, Kailash Chaudhary received backing from the ruling coalition CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center).

However, Province Chief Mia put on hold the claims of both individuals for three days stating the need for consultation to appoint one of the two individuals from the same party for the post of CM. After the CPN (Unified Socialist) submitted a letter withdrawing its support to Laxman Chaudhary, Province Chief Mia dismissed both claims stating lack of due legal process.

The province chief then extended the deadline for appointing the new chief minister by two more days. CPN (Unified Socialist) leader Dirgha  Sodari was appointed as the chief minister after his nomination. Provincial lawmaker Chaudhary expressed dissatisfaction with this process and filed a writ petition in the SC.


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