Friday, October 05, 2007

SC upholds EC decision on NSP-A
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the decision of the Election Commission (EC) to recognize the Anandidevi Sing-led faction as the legitimate Nepal Sadbhavana Party-Anandidevi (NSP-A).
A group of NSP-A dissidents led by former Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Rajendra Mahato had moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday questioning the constitutionality of the EC’s decision.
A division bench comprising Justices Min Bahadur Rayamajhi and Rajendra Kumar Bhandari issued the verdict.
On September 28 the EC had decided to recognize the Anandi Devi Singh-led faction as the legitimate NSP-A, and had asked the Mahato-led faction to register with the commission as another party by September 29, if it wanted to contest the November 22 polls.
Following the EC decision, Mahato had tendered his resignation and announced agitation to thwart the CA polls in the Terai.

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