'Govt not to keep mum if ordinances rejected again'
TAPLEJUNG, Aug 28: Leader of the UCPN (Maoist) Girirajmani Pokharel on Tuesday warned President Dr Ram Baran Yadav that the government wouldn’t keep quiet if the four ordinances recommended by the government to the state head for approval were rejected.
Speaking at press conference organized by the Taplejung chapter of Revolutionary Journalists Association here, Pokharel argued that the president had no right to go against decisions taken by the executive and added that the government would bring more ordinances if the four ordinances forwarded Monday were rejected.
A cabinet meeting held at Singha Durbar Monday evening had passed Education Service (eighth amendments) Ordinance, 2012, Civil Service (third amendment) Ordinance, 2012, Nepal Health Service (fourth amendment) Ordinance, 2012 and ordinance for the formation of disappearance, truth and reconciliation commission.
Criticizing the president’s earlier move to reject the two ordinances recommended by the government, leader Pokhrel said that it would be a regressive move if President Yadav repeats the same. Earlier, the president had rejected two election-related ordinances stating that they were irrelevant when the Election Commission has already said it would be impossible to hold elections in the existing situation.