Writ petition filed in SC challenging ‘unconstitutional’ vote of confidence of Gandaki CM Adhikari

Published On: May 8, 2024 11:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 7: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday arguing that the vote of confidence gained by Chief Minister of Gandaki Province, Khagaraj Adhikari is 'unconstitutional'. 

In the writ petition registered by Gandaki Province Nepali Congress parliamentary party leader and former Chief Minister Surendra Raj Pandey, it was claimed that the vote of confidence obtained by Chief Minister Adhiakri was unconstitutional. 

Supreme Court (SC)'s Spokesperson Bed Prasad Uprety shared that the hearing on the writ has been set for May 9. 

The writ claimed that the vote of confidence was secured by counting the votes of the Province Assembly in an illegitimate way. 

CM Adhikari obtained 30 out of 60 votes in the Province Assembly. One has to get 31 votes to secure a majority in the Province Assembly, it is mentioned in the writ.

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