KATHMANDU: A meeting of the Constitutional Council Wednesday recommended Min Bahadur Rayamajhi as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

A meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' decided to appoint second-in-line Rayamajhi as the CJ.

The incumbent CJ Kedar Prasad Giri is retiring on May 4 after he completes 65 years of age. According to the interim constitution the CJ must take retirement after completing 65 years of age.