CJ to be thrown out of new job if no timely polls: Dahal
KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The coordinator of ruling Federal Democratic Republican Alliance (FDRA), Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Friday came up with a proposal that the chief justice (CJ) should be removed as head of election government if he fails to hold new elections in three months.
During an FDRA meeting held at the prime minister’s official residence in Baluwatar, Dahal also the chairman of UCPN (Maoist), said the judiciary head in his new role will simply be called electoral chairman, not prime minister.
“The chief justice will remain as electoral chairman, but there will also be a provision for his removal from the post if he can’t hold elections my May-end,” a source at the meeting quoted Dahal as saying.
Dahal also said, “The government chief secretary, secretaries and joint secretaries should be given roles equivalent to that of ministers, but there should not be any representative from political parties in the panel that will act as a government.”
According to Dahal, a mechanism comprised of political parties will be separately formed to keep the chief justice in check and that mechanism will have advisory role for clearing any political hurdles, as necessary.
Dahal also briefed during the meeting about the ongoing dialogue on formation of election government under the leadership of sitting chief justice and informed the meeting that the parties are yet to reach consensus in that regard.