Supreme Court to Continue Hearing on Dispute Over Thapa’s Vote of Confidence

The Supreme Court initiated a hearing on the writ petition filed against the ‘vote of confidence’ obtained by Chief Minister of Koshi Province, Uddhav Thapa. However, due to time constraints, the hearing will resume on Tuesday. The proceedings were conducted before a division bench of justices, including Sapana Malla Pradhan, Kumar Chudal, and Nahakul Subedi.

The writ petition was filed by Hikmat Kumar Karki, the CPN (UML) Koshi Province Parliamentary Party leader. The petition names Koshi Province Chief Parshuram Khapung, Chief Minister Thapa, and others as defendants in the case.

Justice Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada issued an interim order on August 24, instructing the province government not to make any long-term decisions, citing that CM Thapa’s approach to obtaining a vote of confidence was unconstitutional. Chief Minister Thapa had secured the vote of confidence on August 21, prompting the writ petition, which argued that the process was unconstitutional.


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