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Court tells NRNA to move ahead with the election plan notwithstanding the govt order

File: Patan High Court
File: Patan High Court

Kathmandu, December 6

The Patan High Court has issued an order in the name of the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), the umbrella organisation of the non-resident Nepalis residing across the globe, to move ahead with its election plan notwithstanding the government order against that.

A division bench of judges Shree Raman Kumar Gautam and Narishwar Bhandari on Sunday issued an order to continue the interim order issued by the court’s Chief Judge Nripadhwaj Niraula a few days back.

Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had told the NRNA to conduct the election through the patron committee led by former president Shesh Ghale. But, the current executive committee president Kumar Panta had said he would not accept the directive and challenge it at the court.

Accordingly, Panta had moved the court against the ministry.

With the court order, the NRNA plans to conduct the election on December 26-27.

Before this, the organisation had scheduled its election in October, but the government had interfered and ordered the postponement of the elections reportedly after it received complaints of irregularities in the selection of convention delegates. Following that, the NRNA postponed the election and later decided to hold it by November 30. The plan was pushed into limbo following the ministry’s second directive.

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