Journo Kanak Mani Dixit, some lawyers against CJ-led election government

Kathmandu: Some senior legal practitioners have reached Office of the President to draw President Dr Ram Baran Yadav’s attention not to appoint sitting Chief Justice Khilaraj Regmi as the Prime Minister.

Earlier today, the major political parties had agreed to form an election government under an apolitical leader, mostly probably under the Chief Justice.

Issuing a press statement, senior journalist Kanak Mani Dixit and some legal practitioners close to Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) have asked the President to stop such process saying that constitutional process would be damaged if the sitting Chief Justice was made the head of the executive.

The journalists and legal practitioners had held a meeting at Yalamaya Kendra in Patandhoka.

Recently elected President of Nepal Bar Association Hari Krishna Karki, Vice-president Tikaram Bhattarai and former President Shambhu Thapa and Bhimarjun Acharya have issued such statement asking the President not to appoint CJ Regmi the new Prime Minister.

Recently elected NBA President Karki, Vice-president Bhattarai and former President Thapa are known as UML supporters while Thapa was UML’s candidate in the CA election from Udayapur district.

They have also said that leadership of the judiciary and executive should not be given to a single person as per the theory of power devolution as well.

Advocate Sher Bahadur KC said that the President would be urged not to accept such proposal as it would weaken the judiciary and take initiative for the formation of the new government under the political leadership.