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Now that the local level election for Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is round the corner, the campaigning has come to an end, with the voters ready to cast their vote on Sunday.

 

The new constitution has clearly defined the role of three organs of the state – executive, legislature and judiciary – along with three separate responsibilities to maintain checks and balances in the functioning of the state.

 

The new constitution has clearly defined the role of three organs of the state – executive, legislature and judiciary – along with three separate responsibilities to maintain checks and balances in the functioning of the state.

 

Kalyan Shrestha, who retired as the chief justice of Nepal only a year ago, claimed that the impeachment motion against his successor, Sushila Karki, was a brazen attack on the independence of judiciary.

 

By launching impeachment proceedings in Parliament against Supreme Court Chief Justice Sushila Karki, the ruling coalition government in Nepal has ignited yet another crisis at an already fraught political moment — before the scheduled local polls later this month.

 

The move to impeach Sushila Karki, the chief justice of Nepal’s Supreme Court, has triggered a new political crisis in Kathmandu. Deputy prime minister and Nepali Congress leader Bimalendra Nidhi resigned from the government on Sunday after the impeachment motion signed by 249 members of the CPN (Maoist-Centre) and Nepali Congress, was moved.

 

The impeachment motion registered by 249 lawmakers of Nepali Congress and CPN-Maoist Centre in Parliament Secretariat against Chief Justice Sushila Karki on Sunday has sharply polarized the political spectrum.

 

Two years has just passed since the major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale shook the country, killing over nine thousand people

 

It has been two years since the Gorkha earthquake devastated central Nepal. As the country prepares to commemorate the second anniversary of the earthquake, tarps are not yet wrapped and two freezing winters and two torrential monsoons have already passed.

 
The tempo is building up for the local level elections to be held on May 14. There are skeptics who believe that they will not be held; however, most parties in the ruling coalition and in the opposition are dead set for holding the elections no matter what.
 


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