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CJ led govt. will invite dictatorship claims NC leader: PM’s advisor suggest to continue incumbent govt.

KATHMANDU: As the country is facing hardships due to bandh (shutdown strike) called by different groups against the proposal of four major political parties to form Chief Justice led election government, the leaders of four major political parties started expressing contrasting view in this regard.

Addressing an interaction program in the Capital Nepali Congress (NC) leader Shekhar Koirala said that the day Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi takes the premiership would mark the beginning of dictatorship in Nepal.

He also claimed that the authority of Legislature, Executive and the Judiciary under the same person is sure to trigger dictatorship. Urging political leaders not to jeopardize the democratic values of the nation, Koirala said that his party is ready to accept any alternative to the government under the reigning chief justice.

Similarly speaking at the same program, Political advisor of the Prime Minister Devendra Paudel proposed an alternative to hold elections under the leadership of Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai if the election government is not formed under the leadership of Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi.

“If Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi is not appointed as the new government head then the election government should be formed under the leadership of incumbent government by lobbying attractive portfolios to the Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML,” he added.

He also added that the incumbent government should lead the next election government if the opposition does not agree on the proposal of UCPN-M to install Chief Justice as the head of the election government.

Paudel clarified that there is no alternative but to go for fresh polls and claimed that the republic cannot be institutionalized by debating on the issue of election.

The political parties have not been able to finalize some thorny issues for forming the CJ led election government.

Published Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 | 09:31 AM

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