NC prez asks whether Chief Justice is a Maoist activist
President of Nepali Congress (NC) Sushil Koirala has reiterated his party’s stance of not forging any kind of agreement or understanding by going against democratic norms and values.
Referring to the ongoing negotiations to form an election government led by a serving Chief Justice (CJ), the NC chief clarified that carrying out the much-awaited Constituent Assembly polls is the national priority at the moment and for that the current UCPN (Maoist) led government must step down to make way for a new election government headed by CJ.
He, however, assured that while giving the reins of the election government to the Chief Justice his party will make it sure that such an arrangement would not violate the principle of division of power and democratic norms and values.
Koirala, who was speaking at the 7th national convention of Nepal Teachers’ Association that kicked off in the capital on Wednesday, also revealed that it is because of the UCPN (Maoist) party that the parties are still debating as to whether CJ should be given the leadership of election government.
“Is Chief Justice a Unified Maoist activist that the party declared to form a government under his leadership through their general convention?,” Koirala asked, referring to the recently concluded UCPN (Maoist) convention that decided to give the reins of the new government to Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi. nepalnews.com