Former Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha has urged the government to be serious about the deteriorating health condition of Dr Govinda KC who has been staging hunger strike for the past three weeks.

While visiting Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital to express solidarity with the ongoing hunger strike of Dr KC, Shrestha said that the government should be serious about the deteriorating health condition of Dr KC.

He also urged the government to keep in mind the constitutional supremacy rather than parliamentary supremacy. “The government should not take lightly to Satyagrahis. I hope it will address the demands raised by Dr KC soon,” he said.

Meanwhile, a minor scuffle took place between the police and the agitating doctors who are taking part in the KC’s hunger strike at TU Teaching Hospital on Tuesday. The scuffle occurred when the police removed the mattresses used by the demonstrators during the strike.