Parliamentary supremacy upheld: Dahal

Bara, August 7

Nepal Communist Party (CNP) Co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said that rejection of the chief justice nominee Deepak Raj Joshee by the Parliamentary Hearing Committee had given special importance to parliamentary supremacy.

Talking to mediapersons at Simara airport in Bara, Dahal stated the Parliamentary Hearing Committee had played a special role in establishing parliamentary supremacy for the first time. “The committee was given freedom to act independently,” Dahal added.

Dahal argued rejection of the CJ nominee Joshee by the parliamentary hearing committee had established the view that complaints filed with the hearing committee should be probed independently. The rejection has set the precedent that recommendation made by the Constitutional Council may not be approved all the time, as per Dahal.

Dahal said the Supreme Court would get its leadership in a few days. “The prime minister has called a meeting of the Constitutional Council for tomorrow. The meeting will recommend a few names and the PHC will finalise from among them,” Dahal said.

When asked about the possible contender for the CJ’s post, Dahal said he could not tell anything as the PHC would finalise the nominee recommended by the Constitutional Council.