Republic Announcement Challenged in Apex Court


Ananta Raj Luintel
Kathmandu, June 2

A writ petition was filed in the Supreme Court today challenging the implementation of federal democratic republic by the first meeting of the constituent assembly on May 28.
Ram Kumar Ojha of Nepali Janta Dal filed a writ in the apex court asking the court to cancel the decision of CA as the first sitting of the CA was not enough to declare it, as it had only 564 members. The 564 members couldn’t decide for republic as the interim constitution needs all 601 members present in the CA meeting, Ojha argued in the petition. The petition also asked for an interim order for the selection of president and vice president only after the nomination of 26 more CA members. SC source said that the initial hearing on it would start tomorrow.