Sunday, 11 April, 2021

SC verdict recognises NCP chaired by Rishi Ram Kattel


By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Mar 7: The Supreme Court (SC) has recognised the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chaired by Rishi Ram Kattel.

A joint bench of justices Bam Kumar Shrestha and Kumar Regmi ordered the Election Commission, Nepal to uphold Kattle's party name.

Kattel had filed a petition at the SC against the NCP chaired by KP Sharma Oli, who is also Prime Minister, and Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' following the unification between the then NCP (UML) and NCP (Maoist Center) saying the registration at the EC of the unified party as NCP was against the constitution as he had already registered his party with the same name previously at the EC.

NCP Chair Kattle had demanded that the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) registered under his chairmanship at the EC should be recognised as official and no new party with the same name could be registered.

The details of the SC verdict is awaited.