Opposition trying to politicized the judiciary : PM
Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay in the meet the press on Friday said that the Opposition is trying to gain political mileage from the Supreme Court’s recent writ.
Lyonchoen said it is highly objectionable as the opposition is trying to politicized writ and trying to gain vote bank. Lyonchoen referring to the post posted by opposition in the facebook on August 18, said that the party despite many channels of communications, they have used social media to post the issue. “We condemn the opposition’s work.”
The post says that the government went ahead to establish twenty-dzongkhag thromdeys and twenty yenlag throms at one go despite opposition’s disagreement.
“This is one of the biggest among many blunders of the government,” says the post.
The government was able to push the Local Government Act 2014 and the subsequent thromde demarcations
through parliament based on the argument that the constitution required the establishment of twenty dzongkhag thromdes and twenty yenlag throms, the post stated.
Lyonchhoen said that the government welcomes the Supreme Court’s writ issued to election com- mission to defer thromde elections in the remaining 16 dzongkhags.
“We accepts the interpretation and follow the content in the writ with full faith,” said Lyonchoen during the meet the press.
The Supreme Court has decided that we need to take a close look at how the thromdes are going to function, on how elections are going to be held, and as a matter of fact when the elections are going to be held, Lyonchhoen said.
The Supreme Court’s decision comes from their mandate to safeguard the constitution and interpret its provision.
He also said the writ was not against the government but said that the executive and legislative have done their jobs and the judiciary is doing its job.
The government Lyonchhoen said will continue to work on the development of the thromdes in consultation with the dzongkhag administration as the writ has just deferred the election.
The opposition should have told us if they were strongly concerned about the issue when it was in discussion said Lyonchhoen explaining 55 of the total 60 members in the joint sitting voted yes.