Prime Minister’s Press Advisor Surya Thapa (File photo)
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister’s Press Advisor Surya Thapa has lashed out at Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) Cholendra Shumsher Rana for intentionally turning a blind eye to the ‘Doctrine of Necessity.’
Posting a twitter message on Thursday, Press Advisor Thapa said the post of the Health Minister has been rendered vacant at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll in Nepal.
“The COVID-19 is taking a heavy toll on the human health. People have to be saved by bringing vaccines. The post of the Health Minister has been rendered vacant. Home Minister has been relieved of his responsibilities at a time when flood-hit people are in dire need of rescue and relief operations. There is a dire need of peace and security to hold elections. Where is the Doctrine of Necessity?,” Thapa tweeted.
The SC on Tuesday relieved 20 ministers of their responsibilities arguing that the caretaker government cannot reform the cabinet.
काेराेना महामारीकाे कहर छ, खाेप ल्याएर जनता बचाउनु छ, स्वास्थ्यमन्त्री रिक्त पारिएको छ। बाढीकाे चपेटामा परेर मेलम्ची राहत-उद्दार पर्खेको छ,चुनाव गराउन शाान्ति-सुरक्षाकाे विशेष खाँचाे पर्छ, गृहमन्त्री खाली गरिएको छ। आवश्यकताकाे सिद्धान्त स्यालकाे सिङजस्तै कता हराएको हाेला श्रीमान?
— Surya Thapa (@ThapajiSurya) June 24, 2021