Supreme Court refuses to register application against interim order on number of local bodies

Supreme Court of Nepal

Kathmandu, June 13

The Supreme Court has refused to register the application seeking that an interim order issued against the government decision to increase the number of local levels in Terai region be vacated.

The government had recently filed the application in a bid to convince the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal to take part in the second phase of local level elections scheduled for June 28.

However, the apex court’s Registrar Nripadhwaj Niraula decided not to register the application as the interim order was issued by hearing arguments from both the sides.

The RJPN has been demanding that the number of local levels in Terai region be more than the existing one on the basis of population.

The Court on March 26 had issued the interim order against the government decision to add 22 more local levels in Terai region.

A division bench of Justice duo Sapana Malla Pradhan and Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada had decided to stay the decision citing such a decision could be taken only in accordance with Article 295 of the constitution.

The apex court has scheduled the next hearing on the case on June 18.


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