The Supreme Court order has paved the way for NCP Vice-Chairman Bamdev Gautam to take up constitutional responsibility as the member of the National Assembly. The constitutional bench comprising Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana and Justices Dipak Kumar Karki, Harikrishna Karki, Bishwombhar Prasad Shrestha and Ishwori Prasad Khatiwada decided not to give continuity to the earlier interim order denying any constitutional responsibility to leader Gautam.
However, the court is yet to prepare the detailed order.
On 23 September, a single bench of Justice Dr Anand Mohan Bhattarai had issued an interim order to not give constitutional responsibility to leader Gautam, citing the reason of seriousness and constitutional significance. The defendants were asked not to confer the responsibility on leader Gautam.
The defendants in the writ petition were Office of the President, Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, National Assembly Secretariat, NCP and lawmaker Gautam. Senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi had filed the writ petition.
NCP Vice-Chairman Gautam was nominated as the member of National Assembly upon the recommendation of the government.
Source: National News Agency Nepal