SC refuses interim order on writ demanding expiration of HoR term

The petitioners have argued that as terms of the House of Representatives and all the seven provincial assemblies have ended after the announcement of the election, all the decisions and actions taken since then should be annulled.

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Kathmandu: The Supreme Court (SC) has declined to issue an interim order on a writ that demanded the court’s order for the expiration of terms of the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies following the announcement of polls.

The writ was filed by advocates including Maniram Upadhyaya and heard on a single bench of Justice Hari Prasad Phunyal.

The bench refused to issue an interim order and sought a written clarification from the defendants including the Office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers within 15 days.

The petitioners have argued that as the term of the House of Representatives has ended after the announcement of the elections, all the decisions and actions taken since then should be annulled. The Office of Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers, Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota, House of Representatives, and all the seven provincial assemblies have been named defendants.