I hope the SC will rectify its verdict: Dahal


Chairman of CPN (Maoist Centre) Pushpa Kamal Dahal reached the Supreme Court today to register an application for a review of its recent verdict annulling the unification between the Maoist Centre and the CPN-UML.

The Apex Court on March 7, with its decision to accord the right to 'Nepal Communist Party' to Rishi Ram Kattel, had quashed the 2018 unification between the two parties. Following the decision of the joint benches of Justice Kumar Regmi and Justice Bam Kumar Shrestha, the two parties had moved back to their status of two separate entities rather than one unified party.

Talking to mediapersons present at the court, Dahal expressed hope that the verdict to annul unification between the two parties will be corrected. "The verdict that was spelled by the Apex Court had not been asked for; it had not been demanded. There have been precedents of reviewing such verdicts as the court cannot interfere in the internal matters of a party," Dahal said.

The Maoist Centre Chair was accompanied by MC leaders Barsha Man Pun, Janardan Sharma, Giriraj Mani Pokharel, among others.

There has been a constant wave of highs and lows in Nepali political sphere following Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's move to dissolve the House of Representatives, which was later deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The tension was further fuelled by the court's decision to anul the 'communist unification', which has further widened the rift between dissenting sides in the ruling coalition.

Maoist Centre leader Dahal has repeatedly said of late that his party would soon withdraw its support to the KP Oli led government, but has not taken any action to that effect.