It has been seven days since the Supreme Court issued an interim order restraining the seven people’s ministers of the current government who have been appointed as ministers twice as per the provision of appointing ministers even if they are not MPs.
All the seven people living in the minister’s quarters at Harihar Bhawan in Lalitpur have not started preparing to leave the quarters. Instead, he is confident of becoming a minister again as he will be on their side when the full decision of the Supreme Court comes. Not only in the quarters, they have not returned other government services.
Asked why he did not leave the quarters even after leaving the ministry, the outgoing energy minister Top Bahadur Rayamajhi claimed that he was the minister. He told DC Nepal, “The Supreme Court has not only allowed us to work through an interim order.” A full decision has not been made. Where have we been? ‘
He did not give any indication of leaving the quarters, insisting that he had not resigned. Instead, he expressed dissatisfaction over the action taken by the UCPN (M) against them and the activities of Madhav Nepalis of the CPN (UML).
He said, “Did we violate the discipline and Prachanda took action against us?” We did not violate any discipline. He said that the Madhav Nepalis had violated the party discipline by supporting Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba. He also questioned why the Maoists should not take action against Oli and Madhav Nepal.
Although Rayamajhi said that he would not leave the minister’s quarters, another outgoing labor minister Gauri Shankar Chaudhary said that he did not leave the quarters due to the Corona epidemic. He told DC Nepal, ‘Corona has such an epidemic, how to leave the quarter? After all this is done, we will leave the quarters. ‘He said that he was even paying the rent of another room.
Prime Minister Oli had appointed Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal, Lekhraj Bhatt, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, Manichandra Thapa, Prabhu Sah, Gauri Shankar Chaudhary and Dawa Lama Tamang as ministers on April 13. However, the Supreme Court issued an interim order on May 20 barring them from working.
After the Supreme Court stopped the work, the division of labor of the Council of Ministers on the recommendation of Prime Minister Oli, President Bhandari has informed that the vacant ministries are with Prime Minister Oli.