Supreme Court refuses to issue interim order against Cabinet reshuffle

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KATHMANDU, June 8: The Supreme Court has refused to issue an interim order on the writ petitions filed against the recent regic of the Council of the Ministers. 

A single bench of Justice Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada, on Tuesday, issued, however, issued a show-cause order in the name of the defendant.

Hearing the writ petitions, the bench ordered both the sides to be present before the court on June 22. 

Senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi and advocates Kanchan Krishna Neupane, Raj Kumar Suwal, Shalikram Sapkota, Sita Devi Shrestha and Birendra Prasas Shah, on Monday, registered a writ petition arguing that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, as the caretaker prime minister, could not make changes in his Cabinet. 

The petitioners demanded the court  nullify the reshuffle and issue an interim order. 

PM Oli made several changes in his Cabinet on Friday relieving some of the ministers from his party, CPN-UML while  picking ten  others from the Thakur faction of the Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP).

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