KATHMANDU, May 18: The Supreme Court has asked the defendants to submit a written response, refusing to issue an interim order on a writ petition filed against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and six other ministers.
A single bench of Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR sought a written response from the defendants including PM Oli within 15 days conducting a hearing on the case on Tuesday afternoon.
The petitioners had demanded that the process of taking the oath of office and secrecy of PM Oli and six other ministers be scrapped, urging the apex court to issue an interim order for the re-administration of the oath of office and secrecy of the PM and the ministers.
Earlier, senior advocate Chandrakanta Gyawali and advocates Lokendra Oli, Nawaraj Adhikari, Santosh Bhandari and Raj Kumar Suwal filed a writ petition at the apex court demanding to scrap the oath of office and secrecy taken by PM Oli and six other ministers.
PM Oli, during his swearing-in program on Friday, had refused to pronounce a word, courting a serious controversy.