Six parties ask Prez to block bid to install CJ-led govt
Six political parties including Mohan Baidya-led CP-Maoist submitted a memorandum to the President Wednesday, opposing the preparations to install an election government headed by the Chief Justice.
In the memorandum, they claimed that the 'regressive' proposal came from the foreign powers and asked the President to block the plan. They also criticised the President for not overturning the 'unconstitutional' step of Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai on May 27 last year [dissolution of the Constituent Assembly].
Talking to mediapersons after submitting a petition to the President, CPN-M General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa said that the four parties were out to further aggravate the political deadlock than to find a solution to it.
The petitioners have said that the Head of State, who is duty-bound to safeguard the constitution, has not been able to take the initiative to uphold the law of the land. CPN-M leaders claimed that the President took the petition positively and said he would do his utmost to safeguard the constitution.
The CPN-Maoist, CPN (Unified), Revolutionary Communist Party, CPN (Maoist), Nepal, Limbuvan National Council and Socialist Democratic Party signed the memorandum. Nepalnews.com