KATHMANDU – The main opposition CPN (UML) has decided to counter the ruling coalition parties’ impeachment motion against Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana.
A meeting of the UML parliamentary party chaired by its chair KP Sharma Oli today at the International Convention Centre in Kathmandu took a decision to this effect. The meeting concluded that the impeachment proposal was brought with the intention of postponing the local level election and endorsing the US’s Millennium Challenge Corporation compact, said party chief whip Bishal Bhattarai, adding that they would counter the motion in the parliament, street and judiciary sector.
Party’s top leaders would take necessary steps (if any) in the future after analysing the scenario and collection of signatures of lawmakers to this effect was underway, he said. On the MCC agreement, responding to queries raised by lawmakers in the meeting, party chair Oli clarified that the UML would make its stance on the matter in favour of the country and people after the ruling coalition comes with its view on it.
It may be noted that the UML has been obstructing parliament sessions demanding the implementation of action against its 14 former lawmakers.