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Despite protest from fringe parties ex administrators put faith in new govt for timely polls

KATHMANDU: At a time when fringe parties have been protesting the formation of Chief Justice led government, former chief secretaries and secretaries expressed their belief that the newly elected Prime Minister Khil Raj Regmi would hold next Constituent Assembly (CA) elections in a free, fair and peaceful manner on June 21 and would bail the country out from the prevailing crisis.

Speaking at an interaction organised in the Reporters Club in the Capital on Friday, former chief secretary Dr Bimal Koirala claimed that the election government with former administrators headed by the Chief Justice would be able to hold the next CA elections.

On the occasion, Koirala expressed his belief that the country would get a way out from the existing prevailing crisis through the former administrators and sitting Chief Justice as they were familiar with the elections and noted that the political leaders should create an environment for the same.

Former home secretary Umesh Mainali said that if the Chief Justice put in his papers than it will be difficult to find an independent person to lead the government and claimed that it’s good to give the leadership of the country in the hands of the Chief Justice.

Former home secretary Khem Raj Regmi claimed that the government under the leadership of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court would hold the fresh polls in a free, fair and peaceful manner.

Former secretary of the ministry for women, children, and social welfare Urmila Shrestha opined that the government which was formed under the former administrators who had gathered good experiences working for a long time in the government offices would successfully hold the next CA election in the stipulated time frame.

Most of the former bureaucrats speaking at the program are considered as the Ministers of the Regmi led cabinet. It was agreed that the CJ led government would only have bureaucrats as its members.

Published Date: Friday, March 15th, 2013 | 11:14 AM

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