February 25, Kathmandu- Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce its verdict on the writ petition on the name of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) on March 4. Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal Rishi Kattel had filed a writ petition against the Election Commission two years ago saying that he had nominated Oli-Prachanda in line with his party.
The writ petition was heard in a joint sitting of judges Bam Kumar Shrestha and Kumar Regmi on Thursday. Even after the hearing, Supreme Court has said that the decision will be announced only on March 4.
Oli-Prachanda, who initially went to register the Underlined Communist Party of Nepal, was registered by the Election Commission as the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN-UML). A writ petition was filed against the decision of the commission by the CPN (Maoist) on December 7, 2018, A.D.
Supreme Court has heard the writ petition at a time when the Oli-Prachanda-led dispute within the CPN (Maoist) is at its peak. Advocate Ratna Prasad Joshi, who argued on behalf of Kattel, said that they had also asked for a definition of the CPN (Maoist) within the cost.
There is a dispute between PM Oli and Prachanda over a name and election symbols. The Election Commission has not yet decided on that dispute.