The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an interim order banning additional constitutional responsibility to the Vice-Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, Bamdev Gautam. Both giver and taker of the responsibility are banned by the SC ruling.
The order issued by the single bench of Justice Dr Anand Mohan Bhattarai stayed further activities of giving constitutional responsibility till the final decision citing the seriousness of issue and constitutional significance. The order is issued in the name of those made defendants as per SC Regulations, 2074.
Senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi on Tuesday had filed a writ petition demanding the cancellation of the decision of the Office of the President to appoint leader Gautam as the member of the National Assembly. He had made Office of the President, Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, National Assembly Secretariat, ruling NCP and Vice-Chairman Gautam as the defendants.
“Such constitutional dispute is brought before SC for the first time after the promulgation of the existing constitution. This dispute can be settled by taking into account the constitutionalism, accountability to sovereign citizens, democratic system, good governance, constitutional policy and principles of constitutional morality, thereby setting example of permanent constitutional recognition for long term,” the order mentions.
Source: National News Agency Nepal