Reappointment of Chief Minister Gurung ‘unconstitutional’: Opposition parties
May 13, 2021 11:12 AM NPT
POKHARA,May 13: The opposition parties in Gandaki Province including the Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Centre), Rastriya Janamorcha and Janata Samajwadi Party have said that the reappointment of Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung as the chief executive of the province is ‘unconstitutional’.
Province Chief Sita Poudel on Wednesday reappointed Gurung as the Chief Minister of Gandaki as per Article 168 (3) of the Constitution of Nepal.
Parliamentary party leader of Nepali Congress in Gandaki Province Assembly, Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokhrel, CPN (Maoist Center)’s Hari Bahadur Chuman, Janamorcha’s Pyari Thapa and Samajwadi Party’s Dhana Maya Lama have issued a joint press statement arguing that the appointment of the Chief Minister as per Article 168 (3) of the Constitution of Nepal was against the provision of appointing Chief Minister as per Article 168 (2) that clearly states appointment of a lawmaker who is able to secure majority votes from two or more than two political parties.
The four political parties in the Gandaki Province Assembly stated that the act of appointing the chief minister violated the constitutional norms.