The Supreme Court today directed the government to hold all types of elections, including the election for the president and vice-president of the country by January 21.
The order was passed by a division bench of justices Deepak Raj Joshee and Hari Krishna Karki.
Senior Advocate Chandra Kant Gyawali and others had filed the petition seeking an order from the apex court to the government in this regard. The apex court also ordered the government to bring laws to ensure that all the elections that the government was supposed to hold were conducted by January 21.
The petitioners had named the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, among others, as defendant.