UML has no qualm over judicial reforms: Oli


Bhaktapur: CPN (UML) Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has clarified that his party did not have any qualms over judicial reform and revamp. Oli said so to the team of the Nepal Bar Association who visited him at his personal residence at Balkot, Bhaktapur today.    
 The Association's members have been launching protests demanding Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR be impeached. "We do not have any objection over reform of judicial system. Any weakness should be addressed. What the Bar has raised is only 20 per cent. Make it cent percent and go ahead", the former Prime Minister reiterated.    
Stating that the judiciary system was impartial and clean at this moment, he viewed that mere resignation of the CJ or impeachment against CJ would not alone create a groundswell for change and reform in the judiciary system in the country.    
On the occasion, NBA Chairperson Chandeshwor Shrestha urged the major opposition party UML to support their effort regarding impeaching the CJ.    
A memorandum was submitted to Oli, demanding removal of CJ Rana. Bar has accused Rana of claiming his stake in the cabinet while its expansion and accused of obstructing the justice delivery.    
The Bar demands that the CJ be impeached and removed from his post by lodging 17 accusations against him.    
The visiting team of Association comprised Supreme Court Bar Association's chairperson Purnaman Shakya, its former chairperson Shambhu Thapa, senior advocates Krishna Prasad Bhandari and Raman Shrestha among others.