Kathmandu: The House of Representatives (HoR) has started discussion on the impeachment motion against the suspended Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana.
On February 13, 2021, a total of 98 lawmakers from the Nepali Congress, Maoist Centre and the CPN (Unified Socialist) had registered the motion to impeach Rana at the parliament secretariat and with it, he was suspended from the post.
The parliament was criticized for delaying the discussions on the motion. In the today’s session of the lower house, lawmaker Khagaraj Adhikari expressed his concern over a delay in proceeding with the impeachment motion.
Similarly, taking part in the deliberations, Pushpa Kumari Kayastha said Rana faced the impeachment motion as he, as the CJ, was accused of violating the Constitution and laws, failing to lead the Supreme Court rightly. “Rana faced questions in regard with his performance as the Chief of Supreme Court.”
Mahesh Basnet said it was likely that Rana’s term would be over amidst the parliament discussions on the motion as the House term would be ending soon. Niru Devi Pal was of the view that the impeachment motion against former Chief Justice was registered haphazardly and the same trend was followed in the case of Rana too.
. Dr Surya Prasad Pathak said people are watchful about the roles and contributions of their representatives and in the upcoming election, all lawmakers should reach their respective constituents for people’s feedback.