Kathmandu, June 8:
In response to a writ petition filed seeking a day resurrection of the Constituent Assembly (CA), the Supreme Court on Friday has issued a show cause order in the name of the defendant.
A single bench of Chief Justice Khilaraj Regmi issued a notice to this effect, ordering the defendant to be present before the court within the next 15 days with reply in writing.
It may be noted that advocates Bhojraj Acharya, Dhan Bahadur Shrestha and Gyan Prasad Khanal jointly filed a writ petition at the apex court on last Thursday, demanding invalidation of the recent decision of the Council of Ministers to hold Constituent Assembly elections through the certiorari and one day reinstatement of the CA on proper date so as to cope with the present crisis.
Similarly, the writ has demanded the SC to issue mandamus order that Legislature-Parliament would exist until the next provision was made so as to allow both the CA and Legislature-Parliament to continue their business, considering the spirit of the Interim Constitution, people’s aspiration for constitution and possible crisis in future in absence of law.
The writ has made defendants to the Office of the President, Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the dissolved CA, CA Secretariat, and Legislature-Parliament Secretariat.