KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Prominent legal professionals have protested the suggestion of former chief justices to resolve the constitutional difficulties by reinstating the parliament for a brief period arguing that the move could further deepen the ongoing political deadlock.
Issuing a joint press statement on Thursday, advocates Shambhu Thapa, Kumar Regmi, Tika Ram Bhattarai, Bhimarjun Acharya and Rabi Narayan Khanal have argued that parliament cannot be reinstated when there is no Constituent Assembly (CA) that functioned both as the parliament and the CA.
They have argued that the suggestion to reinstate parliament for resolving the deadlock in such a situation could only complicate the current political impasse.
The advocates have also argued that the move would go against the Supreme Court decision that clearly stated that the term of the CA cannot be further extended.
They have also criticized the suggestion given a case regarding the issue is already pending at the apex court.
The advocates have maintained that the decision to reinstate the CA, whose term was artificially extended for two more years, would be nonpolitical immoral, unconstitutional and against the mandate of people. Instead, they have urged the parties to make necessary preparations for fresh polls.