Hearing of Bharatpur re-poll today


KATHMANDU, July 23: The hearing of debate on vote counting of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 is taking place today.

A division bench of Justices Om Prakash Mishra and Purushottam Bhandari fixed the hearing date of the case for Monday as the hearing was not completed on Sunday.

Senior Advocate Rabi Narayan Khanal, advocate Hari Phuyal, Baburam Dahal, Hari Upreti, Dr Chandra Kanta Gyawali, Bijay Kant Mainali, Govinda Bandi, Ishwari Prasad Bhattarai and Khimlal Devkota had defended the writ petitioner arguing that 90 torn ballot papers should be declared invalid.

They argued that the torn ballot papers should be declared invalid as the vote counting station was not seized rather the ballot papers were torn by the representatives of the political parties who were supposed to ensure security of the ballot papers.

Till today, hearing of the dispute on vote counting of Bharatpur-19 was conducted for five times.