Prime Minister KP Oli addresses a gathering of party cadres organized by Nepal Communist Party Professionals Special District Committee. (Photo: RSS)
KATHMANDU: Senior Advocate Krishna Prasad Bhandari, 94, has been mocked by Prime Minister KP Oli as ‘grandfather lawyer’ for taking part in the hearing against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR).
Senior Advocate who had once traveled for hours to defend a case filed against PM Oli in the alleged murders during the Jhapa movement has been mocked by the PM for not defending his ‘unconstitutional move of dissolving the HoR.
Legendary nonagenarian lawyer Bhandari had argued in the Constitutional Bench saying the supremacy of the people cannot be harmed.
Addressing a meeting of the Nepal Communist Party’s Oli faction at a party palace in Kathmandu on Friday, PM Oli had jeered at the ongoing hearing on the writ against the dissolution of HoR calling it a ‘spectacle’.
Senior Advocate Bhandari who had opted to advocate for democracy and human rights rejecting the proposal to be appointed as a Chief Justice is highly esteemed by the legal scholars of Nepal as ‘Guru’.
Advocate Tika Ram Bhattarai has complained that PM’s comment on the hearing going on in the constitutional bench as a ‘show’ is contempt of the court.
“Calling the court debate a spectacle is not only objectionable but, I think, it is also a contempt of court,” Advocate Bhattarai has commented on his social media, “Let the entire legal world and press evaluate it.”