Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai. (File photo/RSS)
KATHMANDU: Former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai, who is also the Federal Council Chairman of Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP), has floated a proposal to appoint a retired justice or a revered dignitary as the President.
Talking to Twitter, Dr Bhattarai said, “It would be better to go for the directly elected executive President since the roles and the efficiency of ceremonial presidents of the Republic Nepal were found ineffective and weak.”
Bhattarai suggested that a revered dignitary or a retired justice can be appointed as the President until the directly elected President is in place.
गणतन्त्र नेपालका संवैधानिक राष्ट्रपतिहरूको भूमिका/स्तर निकै कमजोर/निम्न रहेको स्थितिमा प्रत्यक्ष निर्वाचित कार्यकारी राष्ट्रपति प्रणालीमै जानु श्रेयस्कर देखियो है!त्यो नभएसम्मको अन्तरिम अवधिमा पार्टीका सक्रिय नेता भन्दा प्रतिष्ठित नागरिक वा अवकाशप्राप्त न्यायाधीशलाई बनाउने हो कि?
— Baburam Bhattarai (@brb1954) July 14, 2021