SC order biased, politically motivated: Gyawali

POKHARA: CPN-UML Secretary Pradip Gyawali on Friday said that the Supreme Court had crossed its limit by issuing an interim order against the implementation of the 16-point agreement reached between four political parties.

Speaking at a press meet organised by Press Chautari in Pokhara, Gyawali said that the ‘SC order was biased and politically motivated’. “The Supreme Court has crossed its boundary,” said Gyawali, adding: “The Constituent Assembly will ignore the court order and continue to take the constitution-drafting process forward.”

Neither the apex court nor the President or any leader of any party can block the constitution-drafting process, he said. “The Constituent Assembly will deliver the statute. People will not spare those who try to obstruct the statute-making process,” Gyawali warned.


Criticising the Supreme Court, Gyawali expressed dissatisfaction over the recent land verdict issued by the apex court in favour of an ex-royal family member. “What happens if we raise our voice against the verdict in the Parliament?” Gyawali wondered.

On Sunday, the apex court had issued an order to give 15 ropani land belonging to Nepal Trust to Prerana Singh, daughter of ex-king Gyanendra Shah.

Stating that the 16-point agreement reached between the parties paved the way for writing constitution, the UML leader held that parties would form a national unity government after the promulgation of the statute within two months.

“Since 94 per cent CA members are in favour of consensus, constitution-writing process will not encounter any obstacle”, Gyawali said. On a different note, Gyawali said he was confident that the country devastated by earthquakes would bounce back.