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Major parties start pointing finger to CJ led government

KATHMANDU: One day after they reached a final deal for appointing the sitting Chief Justice as the chair of the Interim Election Council, major political parties started pointing finger to the government led by Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi.

An informal meeting of some central members of the CPN (UML) and the party leader KP Sharma Oli has concluded that formation of the Interim Election Council chaired by Regmi was an achievement.

The meeting concluded that the political parties have succeeded to oust the Unified CPN-Maoist leader Dr. Baburam Bhattarai-led government. The UML leaders stressed that the party´s central committee should work to make preparations for the fresh Constituent Assembly elections, said Krishna Gopal Shrestha, a participant central committee member of UML.

Similarly, the meeting stressed that the election government should take necessary consultations with the political mechanism and move ahead for the election. Earlier the parties have agreed to allow the CJ led government function smoothly for holding the elections in a free and fair manner.

Meanwhile speaking at a program in Biratnagar Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala said that his party took up a challenge by agreeing for a chief justice-led government in order to hold fresh Constituent Assembly elections.

“(Nepali) Congress does not look back when it has to face up to responsibilities. We took the risk for the sake of new elections.”

The NC president claimed that the country would not have to witness a despotic rule, as has been publicly rumored, under the new executive head. He argued that the chief justice is someone who respects for the rule of law. “There would have actually been tyranny if the Maoists had continued to remain in power,” he added.

Published Date: Friday, March 15th, 2013 | 11:18 AM

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