KATHMANDU: House of Representatives member-elect from Kanchanpur-1, Resham Chaudhary, will be administered oath of office in Singhadurbar at 3:00 pm today.
Earlier, it was reported that oath taking would take place at 11:30 am. However, THT's senior correspondent Rewati Sapkota stated that the oath taking has been postponed as Dillibazaar prison in Kathmandu, where Chaudhary is currently confined to, has not yet received government order for the same.
Chaudhary's wife is reportedly waiting with him at the prison awaiting the order.
KATHMANDU: House of Representatives member-elect from Kanchanpur-1, Resham Chaudhary, will be administered oath of office today.
Chaudhary will take the oath at 11:30 am at Singhadurbar, informed spokesperson for the parliament secretariat, Rojnath Pandey.
However, despite him swearing-in as a Member of Parliament, Chaudhary cannot assume any responsibility or receive benefits as a parliamentarian until he is cleared of the charges against him.
Eight security personnel, including a two-year-old child were killed during the Tharuhat agitation in Kailali some two years ago. Chaudhary was the coordinator of the Tharuhat struggle committee when the incident took place. He had been demanding that the area with predominantly Tharu population be declared Tharuhat province.
Chaudhary along with 56 others face charges of murder, attempt to murder and robbery. Of the 56 accused, 24 including Chaudhary, had been sent to judicial custody at Kailali district prison while the others were at large.
Chaudhary won parliamentary first-past-the-post election from Kailali Constituency No. 1 on Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal’s ticket. He had fielded his nomination paper through his attorney and won the election by a margin of more than 20,000 votes.
It is to be noted that Chaudhary had earlier staged fast-unto-death inside Kailali district prison, demanding withdrawal of charges against him and victory certificate for his election as HoR member. He had also been demanding that he be sworn in as an HoR member.
Likewise, RJP-N had been demanding that Chaudhary be sworn-in as an MP at the soonest.