KATHMANDU: Vice-president of Nepal Bar Association (NBA) Tika Ram Bhattarai has warned of boycotting the bench of the Supreme Court (SC) if Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi takes the charge of election government.
The NBA would lonely protest the CJ’s appointment to the prime minister though the parties agree on the CJ-led government, he claimed.
Club’s Chairman Rishi Dhamala presided over the program.
Speaking at an interaction program organized by the Reporters Club on Thursday, Bhattarai said, “We will leave no stone unturned including boycotting the bench of the SC. We will fight no matter the NBA is single in this issue.”
Bhattarai was of the opinion that the proposal to make the CJ new prime minister was floated not to hold the fresh CA elections to end the country’s deadlock but to sabotage the judiciary and its independence.
However, former President of the NBA Bishow Kanta Mainali, however, defended the CJ-led government. “The NBA can do nothing if the CJ-led election government is formed,” he said.
The legal practitioners should feel pride as the political parties have sought help from judiciary to resolve the country’s political and constitutional deadlock, he added.
Senior advocate Purna Man Shakya also asked the legal practitioners not to protest the CJ-led government as it was the last mantra to end the ongoing political deadlock in the country.
Also speaking at the same program, constitutionalist Dr Bhimarjun Acharya and legal practitioner Sher Bahadur KC also came heavily down on parties’ decision to form the CJ-led government.