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SC defers hearing on Constitutionality of Govt.; CDC discusses electoral constituencies with Lawyers


KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on Thursday postponed all hearings of 24 writ petitions challenging constitutionality of the incumbent Khil Raj Regmi government and the presidential decree to remove the constitutional difficulties, until August 1.

A 10-member special bench of the apex court delivered the ruling saying that the upcoming hearing will debate validity of Regmi government and presidential orders issued since the formation of the government.

The incumbent government led by sitting Chief Justice was set up on March 14 as part of the agreement among four major political parties. The parties finally agreed for forming the Chief Justice led government after they failed to reach into consensus among them. CJ led government was formed to pave way for the second Constituent Assembly elections.

Political wrangling lasted for more than 10 months since the first Constituent Assembly (2008-12) dissolved on May 27 last year without enacting a new constitution.

The writ petitions were filed challenging the appointment as there was no provision of forming the government led by sitting Chief Justice. A presidential order was issued as part of the Constitution, which provided the constitutional ground for appointing Regmi, the sitting Chief Justice, as the executive head.

Meanwhile the Constituencies Delineation Commission has intensified its consultation with different groups about the new electoral constituencies. The commission, which held discussion with representatives of Civil Society on Wednesday held discussion with lawyers on Thursday.

During the discussion, lawyers have suggested the Commission not to make any significant change in the existing number and area of electoral constituencies. They suggested the Commission to continue the 205 electoral constituencies and make little changes on the remaining 35 constituencies.

Former Chief Secretary and advocate Tirthaman Shakya said that changes could be made only in the 35 electoral constituencies that were increased earlier as per Article 63 (3) of the Interim Constitution 2007. The lawyers also suggested not to reduce the number of constituencies except in Kavre district as population of the districts, where constituencies were added, has increased. Earlier, 35 electoral constituencies had been added in 25 districts.

Nepal Bar Association Chairman Hari Krishna Karki suggested the Commission to move ahead by keeping the previous constituencies as it is except those which need some changes.

More than one dozen advocates and lawyers including senior advocates Radhe Shyam Adhikari, Harihar Dahal and Saritaraj Bhandari were present on the occasion.

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