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NBA against CJ led government: Hearing on CJ led government postponed for second time

KATHMANDU: Although the proposal of four major political parties to form election government led by Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi is getting criticism from different quarters, leaders of four political parties trying to garner support to their proposal. In this context, the four major political parties held a discussion with office bearers of Nepal Bar Association (NBA) on Friday.

The meeting took place in Baluwatar and discussed the issues of election government under the leadership of chief justice and constitutional and judicial hindrances for the new government.

It has been learnt that most of the NBA office bearers are against the CJ-led government. They added that government led by Chief Justice is against the principle of Separation of Power and Check and balance and urged the leaders to find Prime Minister from the political parties.

On Wednesday the leaders hold discussion with former Attorney Generals and legal experts about the same issue. The legal experts suggested that election government led by Chief Justice is possible on the basis of doctrine of necessicity by amending the interim constitution.

Meanwhile, the hearing on a writ petition filed in the Supreme Court challenging the proposal of the four major parties to form a government headed by Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi was postponed for a second time on Friday.

The Supreme Court informed that the hearing, which was scheduled to start from today, has been postponed to Sunday due to time constraint.

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. It is still not clear whether the Chief Justice will accept the post or not. The Chief Justice informed four political parties that he will lead the government only if the political parties are serious towards election and consensus was made for it.

Published Date: Friday, February 22nd, 2013 | 10:15 AM

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