The Nepali Supreme Court registered a writ petition to reject the appointment of 20 officials appointed at various constitutional bodies.
In his petition, senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi argued that the president could not appoint these officials without a parliamentary hearing on the dissolved House of Representatives.
He urged the court to release an interim order stopping the officials from work until a final verdict on the case is completed.
Earlier on June 24, President Bhandari appointed 20 officials in various constitutional commissions in line with the recommendation by the Oli-led government.
A Constitutional Council meeting chaired by PM Oli on May 9 had recommended the names for these positions. Though the Constitution says that the officials should be appointed after a hearing by the Parliamentary Hearing Special Commission, President Bhandari appointed the officials.
This has triggered controversy across the country, and Supreme Court has registered the writ petition.
Moreover, the Oli-led government had passed an ordinance to hold council meetings even without the presence of opposition party leaders. This ordinance facilitated the Oli-led government to hold council meetings amid differences with council members, including Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota and the main opposition leader Sher Bahadur Deuba. Opposing the ordinance, several writ petitions are filed at the Supreme Court.
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