Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow NCP to Rishi Mattel Brings New Political Tremors

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March 7, 2021/Kathmandu-
The Supreme Court has decided to allow the Nepal Communist Party to Rishiram Kattel.

Justices Kumar Regmi and Bom Kumar Shrestha on Sunday passed the verdict revealing the shocking decision in Kattel’s favour.

Kattel had challenged the Election Commission’s decision to register Nepal Communist Party (NCP) under KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal in May 2018.

The Dahal and Nepal-led leaders view the decision as a big conspiracy for the sake of election symbol and party name.

Oli’s UML and Dahal’s Maoist Centre had announced the party unity on May 2018.

The decision coming just an hour before the first House meeting, where the two factions of the Nepal Communist Party are battling to show their majority; has been not taken as a coincidence by many.

Within the UML, Oli had nearly 80 members on his side, while Nepal had around 40, while there were around 53 members from Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre).

After the Election Commission’s initial refusal to award the Nepal Communist Party to Oli and Dahal, saying a party with the same name was already registered with it, Oli and Dahal had got their party registered as Nepal Communist Party (NCP).