UML Chairman Oli’s writ petition against Speaker, EC enlisted ‘not to be heard’ today

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KATHMANDU: The writ petition filed by UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli against Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota and Election Commission (EC) has been deferred again as it was listed ‘not to be heard on Monday. 

The writ petition was assigned to the division bench comprising  Dipak Kumar Karki, the senior-most justice at the Supreme Court (SC) and Justice Meera Khadka. However, the bench placed the petition in the list of ‘not to be heard’. 

UML Chair Oli, who is also former prime minister, had lodged the petition against Speaker Sapkota and the poll body. While Sapkota was accused of not dismissing its 14 expelled lawmakers,  EC was charged with verifying its lawmakers for the purpose of registering a new party --- CPN (Unified Socialist). 

In the petition, Oli demanded the apex court relieve the 14 lawmakers and scrap the decision of the election body to register CPN (US). 

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