UML will not let the impeachment motion filed againt CJ Karki pass through, UML secretary Acharya


KATHMANDU, May 1: Bhim Acharya, secretary of the main opposition CPN-UML condemned the Nepali Congress and Maoist Center coalition lawmakers’ move to file impeachment motion against the Chief Justice Sushila Karki and added UML will not let the motion get endorsed at any cost.

Speaking at an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Monday, Acharya said, “It is unfortunate. It is wrong. It is an open attack to the independence of the Judiciary.”

He added, “She has done nothing wrong to be sacked. In fact, she was courageous and fiercely independent and was not afraid to do what she believed was right.”

He further added that the NC’s and Maoist Center’s move had shocked their party and his party would react strongly to the ruling coalition move. “We will not let it pass through.”

Acharya clarified that the cases of Lokman Singh Karki and CJ Sushila Karki were totally different from each other and added, “Lokman’s appointment as CJ was controversial. We had objected over the Lokman’s appointment.”