KATHMANDU:Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking a review of the decision on a case related to the party’s name – Nepal Communist Party (NCP).
The Supreme Court on March 7 gave a verdict in favour of the NCP with Rishi Kattel as the party chairperson and declared that the then CPN (UML) and the then CPN (Maoist Centre) were legally separate parties. Chair Dahal himself reached the Supreme Court today and registered the application for review of the apex court’s verdict regarding the party’s name.
“We are confident that Nepal is moving ahead for political stability and a new campaign of peace and prosperity. Since the court at such time carried out a political work like dividing the parties that had united. We are confident that the court will amend its decision,” he said after registering the application. The CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair said that the Supreme Court’s decision reinstating the House of Representatives was welcome but its verdict on March 7 regarding the name of the NCP was unusual for them. “The decision is unnatural, unusual and we had taken an exception to it saying it was a decision of political nature. I have registered a petition seeking review of that very decision,” former Prime Minister Dahal said. The court has to provide the evidence for hearing the petition. It would be known whether or not the verdict would be reviewed only after the Court fixes the date for hearing on the petition.
It is argued in the petition that the March 7 decision was seriously flawed as it was against the precedents and principles established by the Supreme Court before this. The petition has sought justice as per the constitution by making a review of and an annulment of the ‘flawed’ order. The Nepal Communist Party (NCP) was formed in May 2018 after the merger of the then CPN(UML) and the then CPN(Maoist Centre).
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