Nepal Today

Sunday, June 30, 2013

BAN ALL AND NOT ONLY SOME CONVICTED FOR CRIMES FROM CONTESTING POLLS Kathmandu, 30 June:: The Office of President and other bodies concerned have to tender clarification to the Supreme Court in relation to the June 14 ordinance on Constituent Assembly members' election, RSS reports.. In response to a writ petition filed last Tuesday by advocate Ramchandra Poudel challenging the promulgation of the ordinance, a single bench of Court Justice Tarkaraj Bhatta issued a show cause notice in the name of the defendants. The petition has named the Office of President, the Chairman of Council of Ministers, the Prime Minister and the Office of Council of Ministers, Ministry of Law, Justice, Federal Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs and Election Commission as the defendants. They have been asked to be present before the Court within the next 15 days along with a written reply on the same. The petitioner has argued that either all those convicted of criminal offence should be barred from taking part in the election or all the accused should be disqualified from taking part in the election since all sorts of criminal charges are punishable. nnnn


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