Oath in mother tongue
KATHMANDU: The Parliament Secretariat said the elected parliamentarians could take the oath of office and secrecy in their respective mother tongues. Article 32 of the constitution has provisioned that every person and community shall have the right to use their language.
However, elected MPs willing to take the oath of office and secrecy in their mother tongue have to apply three days before the first meeting of the House of Representatives.
So far, eight MPs have expressed such desire in writing, according to the secretariat. Of the eight lawmakers, a member of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal presidium Anil Jha has sought permission to take oath in Hindi.