Hearing on the case against ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) vice chairman as National Assembly member will continue at the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
The hearing was not over today. The constitutional bench chaired by Chief Justice conducts hearing only on Wednesday and Friday. The hearing will continue on Wednesday.
A Constitutional bench consisting of five justice including Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana will be hearing the case against the appointment of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) vice chairmen Bamdev Gautam as National Assembly Member on Friday.
Earlier on September 23, the bench of Justice Ananda Mohan Bhattarai had concluded the petition filed by senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi to the constitutional bench to stop implantation of decision to make Gautam National Assembly Member.
On recommendation of the government, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari had appointed Bamdev Gautam as a National Assembly Member in a vacant position after two year term of Yubaraj Khatiwada ended on March 3.
Gautam had lost the general election held in 2017 from Bardiya-1 to Sanjay Gautam of the Nepali Congress.
The petition demands revocation of Gautam’s appointment quoting that the trend of appointing the people who failed to win people’s vote in National Assembly has increased. Petitioners have also stated this as the breach of constitution itself.
The ruling party has also taken CPN spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha to the National Assembly. He had lost to Baburam Bhattarai from Gorkha in the general election.