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House forms impeachment committee

The Nepal Weekly
March 8, 2022

A meeting of the House of Representatives Sunday formed an 11-member recommendation committee to move forward with an impeachment motion registered against Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana. The committee consists of Ekwal Miya, Kalyani Kumari Khadka, Krishna Bhakta Pokhrel, Pramod Shah, Min Bahadur Bishwakarma, Yashoda Subedi (Gurung), Ram Bahadur Bist, Rekha Sharma, Lal Babu Pandit, Bishnu Prasad Poudel and Dr Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe as its members.    

The main opposition CPN ( UML) which has been protesting in the House against the Speaker for months as the HoR members has become a part of the committee.    

The formation of the committee followed the agreement among political parties during a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee summoned by the Speaker before the HoR session today. The committee was formed as per the Article 101 (3) and (4) of the Constitution and Rule 162 of the House of Representatives.    

It is worth recalling here that political parties on February 13 registered a proposal to impeach CJ Rana at the Federal Parliament Secretariat, raising serious question over his competency and conducts.