KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court (SC) has decided to conduct a hearing in a special bench from March 7 on a writ filed at the SC challenging the major four political parties’ decision to form the Chief Justice-led election government.
A single bench of Justice Sushila Karki on Sunday issued a show cause notice in the name of President’s Office, Prime Minister, Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and UCPN (Maoist) Chairman to furnish a written response by 5 March, according to assistant spokesperson at the SC Hemanta Rawal.
Defending the writ, advocate Dr Chandra Kanta Gyawali demanded the SC to give an interim order arguing that the person using judicial mind could not use executive mind and he could turn a totalitarian if he were given rights to use both the powers.
Advocate Kumar Regmi said article 106 of the Interim Constitution of Nepal-2063 B.S would not pave a way for making the CJ new Prime Minister in name of removing difficulties. He also argued the order made only to remove the difficulties would not hold the constitutional ground.
Legal practitioner Bharat Mani Jangham had filed the writ on February 17 making President’s Office, Prime Minister, Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and UCPN (Maoist) Chairman as the defendants.
In his writ, Jangham had demanded the SC to stop the major four political parties’ decision to form the election government under the leadership of Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi.