Writ filed seeking annulment of oath taken by Foreign Minister Khadka

Published On: September 29, 2021 08:48 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking an order to annul the oath taken by Foreign Minister Dr Narayan Khadka. In the writ petition filed by advocate Bishal Neupane, the Office of the President, Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and Prime Minister have been named as defendants.

The petition argues that the oath was taken without making any law to that end and thus it is unconstitutional. The format envisaged by the law was not followed. The writ petition seeks an order stopping Dr Khadka from serving as a minister until he is sworn in as per the Constitution. 

Hearing on the writ petition is scheduled for Wednesday.


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