All should respect judiciary's decision: DPM Pokhrel
February 23, 2021 01:16 PM NPT
CHITWAN, Feb 23: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel has said the democrats should accept and respect the decision of the judiciary. He said so while addressing a news conference organised by the Press Organisation Chitwan here today.
The deputy prime minister said they would accept the judiciary's decision. "Who says that the judiciary's decision will not be accepted? Those not accepting the judiciary's decisions cannot be democrats," he added.
Stating they believed in the principle of separation of power, DPM Pokhrel said everyone should accept and respect the judiciary's verdict.
Pokhrel, who is also a Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Secretariat member, opined that although the two communist parties were united for political stability, economic development and prosperity, the unity could not be sustainable.
The deputy prime minister explained that the decision to dissolve the House of Representatives had been taken as it was required to seek a fresh mandate of the people for political stability. "How can the decision to go to the people and seek a fresh mandate be unconstitutional and undemocratic," he wondered.
He reiterated that the election would be held on the stipulated date and urged all the citizens to participate in the election as it was a political opportunity. He said: "This election is for a fresh people's mandate and it will be in the interest of all."
The deputy prime minister also stressed that all bodies concerned including the Election Commission and the security bodies have been preparing for the election.