Supreme Court rejects issuing interim order in JSPN case

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Kathmandu: The Supreme Court has rejected a request for an interim order in the writ petition filed by the then Chairperson of Janata Samajbadi Party Nepal, Mahantha Thakur, regarding legitimacy of the party.

The Election Commission approved the legitimacy of Upendra Yadav group of JSPN after a division bench of Justices—Deepak Kumar Karki and Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai rejected to give interim order.

The order reads, “It has been seen that the EC on July 26, 2021, took the decision regarding the legitimacy of the party. It is not necessary to issue interim order since it was the issue of the final decision whether it was in line with the law or not, and the raised concerns would be considered in the final verdict, the interim order was not considered necessary for now in view of suitability and balance.”

Thakur had registered a writ petition at SC, demanding scrapping of the EC’s decision regarding party legitimacy.

A single bench of Justices Kumar Regmi had issued an order to call for discussion over interim order. Similarly, a division bench of Judges-Ishwor Khatiwada and Kumar Chundal had issued the order to conduct a hearing keeping both cases together.