Parliament recommences discussions on impeachment motion

Posted on: November 11, 2016 | views: 226

Lawmakers have described the impeachment motion against Chief (presently suspended) of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki as 'timely, objective and right'.

Taking part in the deliberations that recommenced today on the impeachment proposal in the House, they said, the House is capable of passing the proposal and its endorsement is needed as well.

Taking part in the deliberations, Dhanraj Gurung asserted that none is above the constitution and law in democracy and there is no alternative to removing the suspended CIAA Chief off his post through impeachment.

Purushottam Poudel of CPN (UML) said the Constitution has guaranteed punishment against anyone violating it and the impeachment motion brought against the CIAA Chief who made a mockery of rule of law was appropriate.

CPN (ML)'s Shibachandra Chaudhry said the passage of impeachment motion against Karki would discourage others to breach the constitution and laws.

Rastriya Janamorcha's Chitra Bahadur KC demanded action against those who recommended Karki's name for the appointment to the CIAA Chief post.

However, Prem Bahadur Singh said though the impeachment proposal against Karki is meaningful and legal, it was not brought in a transparent way.

The Legislature-Parliament shall meet again at 11:00 am on November 14 to discuss the impeachment motion.