‘CJ-led government would invite political catastrophe’

Dev Gurung CPN Maoist leader

KATHMANDU: At a time when the major four political parties in the country are all set to announce the Chief Justice-led government within this week, CPN-Maoist secretary Dev Gurung has warned a political catastrophe in the country if the parties opted for such government.

“Country would head for serious confrontation if the CJ was made the prime minister. The CJ-led government is not acceptable at any cost for the CPN-Maoist,” the secretary of hardliner communist party said here on Saturday at an interaction program organized by the Reporters Club.

Club’s Chairman Rishi Dhamala presided over the program.

Gurung said there was not option than to hit the street against the CJ-led government accusing the major political parties of trying to introduce the party less system.

Also speaking at the same program, UCPN (Maoist) leader Shakti Basnet said appointment of CJ in the prime minister, incumbent prime minister’s resignation and removing the legal and constitutional hindrances would be taken at same time to end the ongoing deadlock.

He also informed that the parties have agreed to form an election government by March 5. “But, some regressive forces are working to foil the party’s homework to form the CJ-led government,” Basnet said.

Basnet was of the opinion that the CJ-led election government was needed to end the protracted deadlock.

CPN (UML) leader Raghuji Panta also seconded the ideas of UCPN (Maoist) leader Basnet adding that there was no dispute in the UML over the formation of the CJ-led government.

Club’s Chairman Dhamala said political parties’ commitment was needed to end rampant corruption and begin good governance. He expressed dissatisfaction to the parties’ nonresponsive attitude to the anti-corruption campaign.