Supreme Court issues show-cause notice on Ordinance to amend Political Parties Act

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Kathmandu: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday refused to issue an interim order in a writ filed against the Ordinance to amend Political Parties Act-2017.

A Constitutional Bench headed by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana issued a show-cause notice to the defendants and asked them to furnish a written reply on the need to issue the ordinance.

The writ petition filed by advocates Arjun Kumar Aryal, Shakuntala Bhushal, Nivesh Lamsal, Anupa Aryal, Pravesh KC, Shrikant Baral and others was heard by the bench comprising Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana and Justices Deepak Kumar Karki, Mira Khadka, Hari Krishna Karki and Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada.

The government on August 17 has brought the ordinance that paved the way for the registration of CPN (Unified Samajwadi) and Loktantrik Samajwadi Party. Under the provision of the ordinance, political parties can split with 20 percent support in the Central Committee or Parliamentary Party. The ordinance has been already tabled at the House of Representatives.