Kathmandu, May 30
The Supreme Court Wednesday issued a show cause notice in the name of government regarding its decision to hold re-election of the Constituent Assembly on November 22.
A single bench of justice Tahir Ali Ansari issued the order in response to a writ petition filed against the government decision.
The bench asked the defendants including Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers to furnish written replies within 10 days.
The bench also referred the case to the special bench as per the Rule 4 (1) of Supreme Court Regulations 2049 BS.
The single bench draws the attention of the Chief Justice by considering the gravity of the case, national interest and constitutional significance. The writ petition has included the question of interpretation of Article 63 of the Interim Constitution and the CA elections declared for November 22 through the cabinet’s decision does not seem affecting the petitioner immediately, the bench said.
With this analysis, the bench said that it was not seemingly needed to issue an interim order as demanded by the petitioner.
Advocate Santosh Basnet had filed the writ petition on Tuesday, challenging the government’s decision to announce re-election of the CA without promulgating the new constitution through the existing CA.