HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi has stressed the need to end the transitional phase at the earliest to restore peace and justice in the country. “The CA got dissolved without completing its task even in four years. It could not deliver the constitution, though it got two extensions,” Regmi said while addressing a two-day Bar Councilors meeting that began today.
Regmi also suggested seeking a political and legal solution to the present crisis and clarified that the Supreme Court had issued the November 25 verdict on the CA’s term by respecting the mandate that the public had given to the constitution-making body. Former Constituent Assembly Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang said the CA failed to deliver the constitution because the political leaders failed to build a consensus. “Even at the last hour, I urged the leaders to save the parliament, but to no avail,” Nemabang added accusing the leaders of inviting the present crisis by ignoring his advice. Advocate Hari Krishna Karki said that the leaders are incapable of resolving the crisis. “Neither they listen to the lawyers’ advice nor do they have wisdom to resolve the crisis,” he added.
Finance Minister Barsha Man Pun, however, said the government is still trying to resolve the political and constitutional crisis. “The government is committed to working as per the five-point agreement. “We should seek solution either by going to the people for a fresh mandate or by removing constitutional hurdles,” he maintained.