Legal practitioners move SC against ordinance to amend Political Parties Act

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Kathmandu: Legal practitioners have moved Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday against the ordinance to amend the Political Parties Act. A total of five writs are being filed at the apex court.

The writs presented before the SC have demanded to carry out a hearing in Constitutional Bench.

According to SC’s Spokesperson Baburam Dahal, the writ petitions are being studied and will be registered once the necessary legal process is completed.

Advocates Shrikant Baral, Anup Aryal, Pravesh KC, Sakuntala Bhusal and others reached the apex court with writ petitions against the ordinance.

 President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday issued a controversial ordinance to amend the Political Parties Act-2017. As per the new provision, a political party can be split with 20 percent support in the central committee or parliamentary party. Earlier, a faction within the party needed at least 40 percent support in both the parliamentary party and the central committee to split a party.