NC leaders hellbent to stop formation of CJ-led government

KATHMANDU: Saying that the formation of the Chief Justice-led government would challenge the rule of law and principle of power separations, some Nepali Congress central committee members have started a campaign to stop the formation of the CJ-led government.

However, NC top leaders have already agreed to form the CJ-led government.

NC central committee members including Pradip Giri, Sujata Koirala, Gagan Thapa and others have in public challenged the four-party decision to form the CJ-led government while some NC leaders are accusing the party top brass of failing to offer a political option instead of the CJ-led government.

Some two dozen NC central leaders including Koirala have started campaign against the party leadership saying that formation of the CJ-led government would be against the norms of democracy, independent judiciary and principle of power separations.

They also held discussions with party President Sushil Koirala this morning and urged the party chief to give the government leadership to the sitting CJ only after calling him to resign from the post of CJ.

In response, Koirala assured the leaders to form the CJ-led government by not going against the spirit of democracy and principle of power separations.

The disgruntled leaders are also scheduled to meet party Vice-president Ram Chandra Poudel and senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba.