New government only after SC verdict, say NC leaders
A concrete decision on forming an election mechanism under the leadership of Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi can only be taken after a Supreme Court verdict on the proposal, Nepali Congress leades have said.
Leaders of the party, who held an 'informal' meeting at NC chief Sushil Koirala's residence in Maharajgunj, said as a writ against the proposal is still sub-judice, CJ Regmi and top leaders should not speak on the issue.
NC Spokesperson Dilendra Prasad Badhu said that the meeting also took stock of progress made in forming an election government.
The news comes a day after the Supreme Court issued a show cause notice to the President, the government and four major political forces over the ongoing negotiations to form a transitional government under the sitting CJ.
During the preliminary hearing on a writ challenging the proposal Justice Sushila Karki issued the order demanding that the defendants furnish a written explanation within nine days (March 5).
Bharat Jangham in his writ has argued that the government under the sitting Chief Justice is unconstitutional, demanding court order for a government headed by an independent person or a former Chief Justice.
The bench also decided to refer the case to a special bench, which is to sit on March 7. nepalnews.com