Thailand's Constitutional Court on April 2 announced that it will start its trial against caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for the charge of deficient management.

The court said it decided to accept the case which was filed by a group of senators who argued that Yingluck’s replacement of then-national security chief Thawil Pliensri – a supporter of the opposition party was unreasonable and violated the constitution.

The Thai Supreme Administrative Court last month ordered Yingluck to reinstate Thawil, saying his transfer was unlawful. Yingluck has 15 days to file her appeal. If found guilty, she may be ousted from her position as prime minister.

Yingluck has also faced the Thai National Anti-Corruption Commission’s charge of neglect of duty in connection with a flagship rice subsidy scheme.

If indicted on those charges, Yingluck would be immediately suspended from office and face an impeachment vote in the upper house of parliament.-VNA