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Justice Khatiwada hearing writ against Cabinet reshuffle

2021 Jun 08, 11:53, Kathmandu
Ministers attend the Prime Minister's addressing programme organised on the occasion of the Nepali New Year 2078 BS, at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Photo: RSS

The writ petition that was filed against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s decision to reshuffle the Council of Ministers is being heard at the Supreme Court today. The writ is being heard by Justice Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada.

Senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi and advocates Kanchan Krishna Neupane, Raj Kumar Suwal, Shalikram Sapkota, Sita Devi Adhikari and Birendra Prasad Shah had filed a writ at the apex court on Monday seeking an annulment of the recent reshuffle of the Cabinet citing that since the present government is a caretaker government it did not have the authority to do so. They have mentioned that reshuffling the Council of Ministers by a caretaker government is unconstitutional.

Senior advocate Tripathi had stated that since the House has been dissolved and dates for mid-term elections announced PM Oli is no more a parliamentarian. He added that as per the constitution once a person is no longer a parliamentarian then their position is considered null and void, thus the Oli government is a caretaker government.

PM Oli had reshuffled the Council of Ministers on June 4 by including 10 ministers from the Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal and two from CPN UML.

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