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Chief justice impeachment: Nepal Army maintains vigil on entire situation

Top Army Officials Have Decided To Maintain Vigil In View Of The Challenges To Security From Unfolding Events, The Army's Media Wing Said In A Statement, Without Explaining What It Meant By Unfolding Events Quoted PTI.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 01 May 2017, 07:31:28 PM
Nepal chief justice impeachment: Army maintains vigil on situation

New Delhi:

The Nepal Army will keep a tight watch the current situation in the country which is witnessing political instability after the govt on Sunday registered an impeachment motion against its first women chief justice Sushila Karki accusing her of "interfering" with the executive and issuing "prejudiced" verdicts.

Top Army officials have decided to maintain vigil in view of the challenges to security from "unfolding events", the army's media wing said in a statement, without explaining what it meant by unfolding events quoted PTI.

The Army also said it has reviewed the overall security situation in the country ahead of local-level polls on May 14.

After the impeachment motion by govt, Karki was automatically suspended from the position of chief justice.

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The ruling Nepali Congress and CPN's 249 lawmakers have signed the motion.

In protest to the motion, Deputy PM of Nepal and Home Affairs minister Bimalendra Nidhi also resigned from their post. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local DevelopmentKamal Thapa has expressed his displeasure against the motion.

Nepal, which has been witnessing political instability for some time now, is scheduled to hold local-level polls on May 14.

Some Madhes-centric parties have opposed the elections until the Constitution is amended to accommodate their views: more representation in parliament and redrawing of provincial boundaries.

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published : 01 May 2017, 07:18:00 PM