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No constitutional vacuum despite no constitution – legal eagles

KATHMANDU: Constitutional experts have said the Interim Constitution will do even if new constitution is not promulgated on May 27.

They said the government should abide by the Supreme Court verdict regarding the end of the CA term on May 27 and the bill to term extension was unconstitutional.

At a face-to-face programme here, they said one can disagree with the verdict but can not disregard it.

Nepal Bar Association Chairman President Prem Bahadur Khadka said the government should abide by the SC verdict on term extension.

PM’s Political Advisor Devendra Paudel said the PM will not resign unless the draft of the constitution reaches the president.

He said the SC’s political verdict created constitutional dispute and three month was needed so as not make constitutional vacuum.

Former NBA President Biswokant Mainali said term can be extended in political basis but cannot be after the SC verdict.

Constitutional law expert Dr. Bhimarjun Acharya said the Interim Constitution will do and that the term extension is unconstitutional and illegal. RSS

Published Date: Thursday, May 24th, 2012 | 03:23 AM

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