October 28, Kathmandu. Nepali Congress leader Gagan Kumar Thapa has said that the party will have to pay a heavy price for remaining silent in the Supreme Court dispute.
Speaking at a meeting of the Central Working Committee on Sunday, Thapa questioned the party’s silence. The Nepal Bar Association is agitating for the resignation of Chief Justice Chalendra Shamsher Jabra while the judges of the Supreme Court are also not sitting in the bench. But the government and the ruling parties have remained silent, saying the dispute is internal to the court.
Drawing the attention of party president Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is also the prime minister, Congress central member Thapa said in the meeting, “If we remain as we are in what is happening in the court, both the Congress and the system will have to pay a heavy price.”
He also drew the attention of senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel to discuss the issue in the coordination committee of the ruling parties. Poudel is now the coordinator of the five-party coordination committee.
According to a central member, central member Thapa told Poudel that the issue of the court should be discussed in the coordination committee.