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CJ Regmi trying to strangle democracy: Legal eagles

KATHMANDU, FEB 11 - Legal professionals on Monday took exception to the idea of forming an election government under the leadership of sitting Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi.

Newly elected office bearers of Nepal Bar Association, the umbrella body Nepali lawyers, argued that the proposal to form a government under the chief justice was against the principle of separation of power.

NBA President Hari Krishna Karki remarked that the head of judicial body cannot become the head of executive body.  He added preparations were underway to make the Chief Justice a prime minister against the interim constitution.

Vice President of NBA, Tika Ram Bhattarai, accused Chief Justice Regmi of being involved in the game to strangle the democracy.

Likewise, constitutional lawyer Bhimarjun Acharya mocked the chief justice for striving to become the prime minister and said it was not a good signal. "We have started thanking him rather than congratulating him for becoming the prime minister," said Acharya.

Meanwhile, a group of lawyers including the newly elected office bearers of Nepal Bar Association went to meet the president to pressurise him to stop the bid the to make the chief justice a prime minister in breach of the constitution.



Posted on: 2013-02-11 07:15