Nirala become new attorney general
Kathmandu Dec 26-The King has, in accordance with the constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal 1990, appointed senior advocate Laxmi Bahadur Nirala the attorney General of the Kingdom of Nepal.
This was stated in a notice issued Sunday by the Press Secretariat of His Majesty the King.
Janakpur based senior advocate Nirala, who had actively advocated in favor of panchyati regime, was appointed for the post.
He was one of the members appointed by the government during pro-democracy movement of 1990 to disseminate message in favour of Panchyati regime in Europe.
The King has, in accordance with the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal, 1990, accepted the resignation submitted before His Majesty by Attorney General Prof. Pawan Kumar Ojha from the post of Attorney General.
Professor Ojha, who was appointed for the post following the February 1 royal takeover, resigned from his post all of sudden.
Pleading on behalf of the Government in a case of controversial Royal Commission for Corruption Control (RCCC) Ojha said that all the orders issued by the king are constitutional, since he is a devotee of Hindu religion and the constitution has given him special responsibility.
Ojha also said that the apex court in Pakistan had passed a verdict in favor of President Pervez Musharraf in the latter's bid to amend the constitution and asked the Supreme Court to pass a similar verdict in a case of RCCC.
Ojha’s resignation has come at a time when the Sureme Court is preparing to appoint temporary justices in the posts of vacant justices of the Supreme Court