Stay on election declined

Kathmandu, May 15:

The Constituent Assembly Court (CA Court) today refused to issue interlocutory stay order against Ramesh Rijal of Nepali Congress who had won a seat from Parsa-5 to the Constituent Assembly in the April 10 election.

A three-member bench of Justices Anup Raj Sharma, Top Bahadur Magar and Ram Kumar Prasad Shaha issued the order following today’s hearing.

The bench said the case would be decided in the final hearing and therefore there was no need to issue a stay order as demanded by the petitioners.

CPN-UML’s Jaya Prasad Kushwaha Tharu, Birendra Prasad Yadav of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum and Chhatra Bahadur Shrestha of the CPN-Maoist had filed the case challenging Rijal’s victory.