Regmi calls its quits as CJChairman of the Interim Election Government Khil Raj Regmi tendered his resignation from the post of Chief Justice on Tuesday, putting an end to the confusion over his next step.
In his valedictory address to the nation, Regmi informed that he had already submitted his resignation letter to President Ram Baran Yadav.
The bureaucratic government under Regmi formed in March last year will be dissolved with the election of Nepali Congress (NC) President Sushil Koirala as the new prime minister.
Koirala, who garnered more than a two thirds majority in the parliamentary voting on Sunday, officially took charge of his duties as the prime minister after taking oath from President Ram Baran Yadav.
Regmi said he has already made up his mind not to return to judiciary after handing over the responsibility to the new government elected by the people.
"No law can not stop me from returning to the judiciary, I listened to my inner soul and decided to resign," Regmi said. He wished the political parties for successful drafting of the new constitution.
Indirectly contending the argument that a person who has taken the leadership of executive cannot executive impartial justice, Regmi opined that the judiciary will be independent and honest if the actor is free and unbiased.
"I took the responsibility with an attitude of renunciation towards the country and people but not for the lust of power," said Regmi.
Against this backdrop, Nepal Bar Association, the umbrella body of Nepali legal practitioners that had been raising objection to the formation of non-partisan government under Regmi since its inception, had decided not to allow Regmi to return to judiciary.
Saying the issue of returning to the judiciary is not appealing, Regmi said he is feeling proud and satisfied to have the chance to hand over the responsibility to an elected government.
"It is both the responsibility and a challenge for the political parties to promulgate a new constitution with a year, my soul will be at peace if constitution is drafted," Regmi added. He hoped the political parties will work to materalise the people's desire for a new constitution.
The retiring interim government chief said the non-partisan government under him was the result of obligatory circumstances but the government fulfilled its responsibility.
"There are exceptions to every principle values," said Regmi, disclosing the reason behind his taking the government responsibility. "But the objective of such exceptions should not be meant to supersede the values."
Regmi claimed that his government worked hard to maintain good governance, protect human rights remain indifferent to the public criticisms though the main objective of the government was to hold Constituent Assembly election.