Federal lawmakers sworn in

Members of House of Representatives (HoR) and National Assembly have been sworn in on Sunday almost three months after the HoR election was completed on December 7, 2017.

Mahantha Thakur of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) Chairman Council administered oath of office and secrecy to HoR members first before Tara Devi Bhatta administered that to National Assembly members around half an hour later.

The three members nominated for the National Assembly by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on recommendation of the KP Sharma Oli government were not sworn in following the interim order by the Supreme Court (SC) to stop their swearing-in.

Thakur and Bhatta had earlier taken oath of office and secrecy from President Bhandari as senior most members of the respective Houses.

Mahindra Raya Yadav of RJP, who was born on June 29, 1954, was earlier set to administer oath of office to HoR members as an 80-year-old due to an error in his citizenship certificate which mentions he was born in 1938.

But he later proposed that Thakur should administer the oath as he is actually younger than some HoR members including Thakur, Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba and others.



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