House dissolution debate: Authenticity of gazette notice questioned at court

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Kathmandu, January 24

A group of petitioners including leaders of the Nepal Communist Party Dahal-Nepal faction have submitted an application to the Supreme Court, questioning the authenticity of the copy of a notice about the dissolution of the House of Representatives published in the government’s official gazette.

NCP Dahal-Nepal faction leaders Krishna Bhakta Pokharel and Shashi Shrestha among others filed the application today.

After two advocates claimed the government had not published an official notice about the dissolution of the House of Representatives in its official gazette, the Supreme Court had told the government to submit the notice to the court on Thursday last week.

The next day, Attorney General Agni Kharel had submitted the copy, but many believe the government had prepared it after the court order, in a previous date, as it had missed publishing it earlier.

During the hearing on the case of the dissolution on Sunday, senior advocate Raman Kumar Shrestha had raised the issue about the authenticity of the document, but Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana had stopped him.

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