Proposer Bishwakarma requests Speaker not to forward impeachment motion against CJ
May 28, 2017 04:21 PM NPT
By: Ashok Dahal
KATHMANDU, May 28: Nepali Congress lawmaker Meen Bishwakarma has requested the Parliament Secretariat not to move forward the impeachment motion registered against Chief Justice Sushila Karki in the parliamentary proceedings.
Bishwakarma, who was proposer of the impeachment motion, handed over a written request to Speaker Onsari Gharti on Sunday afternoon requesting not to move forward the motion. "As the major political parties developed a consensus on the issue, I submitted the request not to move forward the motion at the parliament," said Bishwakarma.
"Speaker has assured that she would take action on my request as per the consensus between the parties in the parliament," he added.
Altogether 249 lawmakers had registered impeachment motion against CJ Karki on May 1. A single bench of Justice Cholendra SJB Rana had stayed the motion.
The major political parties on Saturday had developed a consensus of withdrawing the impeachment motion in a course to end the stalemate at parliament.