Published On: March 2, 2022 04:55 PM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
KATHMANDU, March 2: Minister for Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs, Dilendra Prasad Badu has said that the upcoming session of the House of Representatives (HoR) is expected to discuss the impeachment motion registered against Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra SJB Rana.
Talking to media persons at the Federal Parliament Building on Wednesday, following a meeting of the lower house, Minister Badu said parliament would proceed toward the proposal as per the existing parliamentary regulations.
As per the existing provisions, the impeachment motion can be presented in any session for further parliamentary proceedings after seven days of its registration. And, the law requires the formation of an 11-member impeachment recommendation committee, and the committee can take a maximum of three months to submit its report in parliament along with an objective basis for the decision.
“The proposal to impeach the Chief Justice will be moved forward in the upcoming House of Representatives session and discussions for the same are going on. The recommendation committee will have the representation of multiple parties and we are taking time for the same,” he said.
An impeachment motion was registered at the Parliament Secretariat against CJ Rana on February 13 by the lawmakers of the ruling Nepali Congress (NC).
The next meeting of HoR has been scheduled for March 6.
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