Kathmandu, July 13: President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to newly appointed Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today.
A special ceremony was organised at the President’s Office, Sheetal Niwas, on Tuesday evening to administer the oath to Nepali Congress (NC) President Deuba as the Prime Minister
Similarly, the President also administered the oath of office and secrecy to newly appointed Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand, Law, Justice and Parliament Affairs Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Pampha Bhusal, and Finance Minister Janardan Sharma.
The swearing-in ceremony was delayed by more than two hours after newly appointed Prime Minister Deuba objected to taking oath as the appointment notice issued by the Office of the President did not mention that Deuba was appointed according to Article 76 (5) of the Constitution.
– TRN Online