Kathmandu, May 24 . Constitutional experts and lawyers on Thursday expressed divided views about the extension of Constituent Assembly (CA) tenure.
Speaking at an interaction organised by Reporters Club, some constitutional experts said that the CA had not rights to ignore the Supreme Court verdict while others stressed that the CA had rights to extend its tenure.
Nepal Bar Association (NBA) Chairman Prem Bahadur Khadka said that the parties had no moral, constitutional and legal right to extend the CA tenure and stressed that all parties should honor the verdict of the Supreme Court.
He urged the political parties to promulgate the new constitution within stipulated deadline.
Senor Advocate Ramnarayan Bidari said that
the CA has rights to extend the tenure through constitution amendment process. He said that the Supreme Court had no rights to interfere on the affairs of the CA.
Former Chairman of NBA, Bishwa Kanta Mainali said that the CA and parties had no rights to extend the tenure and if they extend the tenure, it would be against the constitution.
Constitutional Expert Bhimarjun Acharya said that the bill on constitution amendment was non constitutional.
Acharya said that NC and UML proposals to extend the CA tenure on condition of prime ministerís resignation, are also unconstitutional.