CA court moved against RPP-N PR nominees

Kathmandu, May 18:

A case was filed at the Constituent Assembly Court today challenging the nomination of three persons by the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal under proportional representation system.

Seven RPP-N cadres, including Punne Bajra Lama, moved the court stating that the selection of candidates for proportional representation from the party was biased and illegal.

The party had selected Ram Narayan Singh, Kunti Shahi, Babita Moktan as its members and the Election Commission had approved the names.

The EC, RPP-Nepal’s chairman Kamal Thapa, an official of the party, Chandra Bahadur Gurung, and the newly selected CA members have been made defendants in the case.

The petitioners claimed that party chairman Thapa selected persons who were near to him and that it was done without convening the party’s central committee meeting.

They have also claimed that the selection is illegal. They sought a CA court interlocutory stay order as per Clause 7 (6) of CA Member Election Act, 2007, directing the newly selected members not to participate in the CA process until final verdict in the case.