NC, UML top brass strive to allay second-rung leaders' misgivings
Top leaders of Nepali Congress and UML have continued efforts to get second-rung leaders of the respective parties on board with proposal to form an election government under the leadership of Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi.
The top brass of the two parties believes that the proposal, which is not the 'best' way out of the post-CA crisis, is a golden opportunity to oust the ruling Maoists from power.
They are finding it tough to convince second-rung leaders in the parties, most of whom are known to be harbouring big political ambitions, that the proposal will not violate their much cherished '
principle of separation of power'.
Nepali Congress Central Committee members such as Gagan Thapa, Sujata Koirala and Sekhar Koirala are insisting that the party should not accept CJ Regmi as head of government. Even if he is accepted, he should be made to resign from his judicial post, they have maintained.
UML leaders led by Shanker Pokharel and backed by Madhav Kumar Nepal are also warning Chairman Jhala Nath Khanal and senior leader KP Oli that they will not remain silent if UML colludes with Maoists to breach established constitutional norms. Nepalnews.com