Tumbahangphe to take oath as Minister for Law today

Published On: February 17, 2020 11:29 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Former Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe is all set to be appointed as the Minister for Law and Justice today.

Tumbahangphe is scheduled to take oath as the law minister at 3:30 PM today, according to Surya Thapa, the press advisor to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Amid a function at Sheetal Niwas, President Bidya Devi Bhandari will administer oath and secrecy to Tumbahangphe.

On January 20, Tumbahangphe had stepped down from the post of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives a day after the ruling Nepal Communist Party decided to field its leader Agni Prasad Sapkota as the speaker of the HoR.

Tungbahangphe, who was initially reluctant to step down from the post, had said she resigned to pave way for electing the new speaker. Tumbahangphe submitted her resignation to the Parliament Secretariat.

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