CJ Regmi not likely to accept the conditional PM post

Baburam Bhattarai Khilaraj Regmi

KATHMANDU: The discussions between top leaders of major political parties and would be new Prime Minister Khilaraj Regmi ended inconclusively.

During the meeting held this evening at Prime Minister’s official residence, Baluwatar, the top leaders of the UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN (UML) and Madhesi Morcha formally proposed the CJ to lead the election government. However, the Chief Justice snubbed the ‘conditional prime ministerial’ post, it is said.

But, the meeting ended inconclusively after the CJ did not accept the proposal floated by the major parties, it is learnt. The CJ, instead, is learnt to have proposed the bigwigs of the parties to cooperate with him to hold the free and fair elections and express commitment for participation of all parties in the CA polls.

After the meeting with the CJ, leaders said that they are yet to resolve some political and constitutional issues pertaining to power separation and CJ’s position as the chief of both the judiciary and executive.

Former Prime Minister and UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, some cabinet ministers and a majority of the NC central leaders have opposed the CJ-led government. They have said that the CJ should tender his resignation before he takes the charge of the Prime Minister.