President Bhandari administers oath to HoR and NA senior most members
March 4, 2018 03:57 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, March 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to a senior-most member of House of Representatives and National Assembly, Mahantha Thakur and Tara Devi Bhatta respectively today.
At a programme organized at the Office of the President, Sheetal Niwas, Thakur took the oath of office and secrecy in Maithali language while Bhatta in Nepali language. Thakur is now 75 years and Bhatta is 69 years.
Present on the occasion were Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli, ministers, Chiefs of Constitutional Bodies and Security bodies and journalists.
As per Article 91 (5) of Constitution of Nepal, 2072, the senior-most member chairs the meeting of the House of Representative until the election of Speaker and Deputy-Speaker is held.
Similarly, as per the Article 92 (5) of the Constitution, the senior-most member of the National Assembly would chair the meeting until the election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the NA is held.
The senior-most member Thakur will administer the oath of office and secrecy to 275 members of House of Representatives at the Federal Parliament Building while a senior-most member of NA, Bhatta, will administer the oath to 59 NA members later today. RSS