Deuba firmly opposes ordinance relating to Constitutional Council procedure

Published On: December 15, 2020 06:12 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Sher Bahadur Deuba, president of the main opposition Nepali Congress, has strongly opposed the government's decision to introduce an ordinance to amend the Constitutional Council (Functions, Duties, Powers and Procedures) Act 2066 BS.

Deuba termed the government's decision to issue the ordinance as undemocratic.

"The ordinance has been issued even as the post of deputy speaker remains vacant. It is ridiculous to say that the Constitutional Council meeting lacked quorum even without taking the Speaker of the House of Representatives into confidence and bypassing parliament session. It has exposed the tendency of totalitarianism. This is an undemocratic move and NC clearly disagrees with it," Deuba tweeted on Tuesday afternoon, hours after President Bidya Devi Bhandari promulgated the ordinance while making the first amendment to the Constitutional Council (Functions, Duties, Powers and Procedures) Act.

Meanwhile, NC President Deuba skipped the CC meeting which is called by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday evening. Prime Minister Oli, Chief Justice Cholendra Sumshere Rana and National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Timalsina are attending the meeting which is underway at the Prime Minister's Official Residence in Baluwatar. Speaker of the lower house, Agni Sapkota has also skipped the meeting. 











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