KATHMANDU, FEB 25 - Leaders of the four major parties – UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML and Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) – have decided to initiate the process to clear the deck for forming an election government under the leadership of chief justice.
The meeting has given a two-day deadline to the eight-member taskforce to come up with a proposal on removing the hurdles after Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi showed his willingness to head the interim government.
The meeting convened at the Army Integration Special Committee secretariat in the Capital has asked the cross-party panel to table its proposal in the four-party meet scheduled for Wednesday, NC Vice President Ram Chandra Poudel said. The process to form the government and other procedure would be taken ahead as per the report prepared by the taskforce, Poudel informed.
According to sources, the meeting also dwelt on the formation of Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission on Disappearance, voting list and the issue of citizenship.
Meanwhile, the four parties welcomed the statement issued by the Supreme Court in which the Chief Justice has expressed his readiness to take the leadership of an interim government in order to end the political deadlock.
Advocate Bharat Jangam had filed a writ at the Supreme Court claiming that it is unconstitutional to nominate a reigning chief justice as the prime minister. After a hearing on the same, the apex court has demanded a written explanation on the matter with the defendants – Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
Posted on: 2013-02-25 05:26