August 18, 2012 8:58
To: Dr Surya Dhungel
Cc: 'Rajendra Dahal'; 'Lalit Basnet'; 'Hari Sharma'; 'Dipak Gyawali'; Mohan Lohani
I have just read the communiqué from the president’s office verbatim (printed in today’s Kantipur) and the reaction of BRB care taker government and its remonstration against the president’s refusal.
BRB and his cronies are forgetting (or are in denial) that they have already been rendered care taker government. Some people (even Madhav Nepal) are demanding BRB’s resignation which is redundant as it already is a care taker government. BRB too is refusing to resign and PKD is goading him to do so!
In this backdrop, in my considered opinion, the communiqué should also have pointed out that only a government with executive authority is empowered to promulgate ordinances; care taker government has no authority to promulgate any ordinance whatsoever, irrespective of whether essential ones or otherwise.
With best regards,
Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA
Senior Water Resource Analyst