VP not to take oath in Nepali

KATHMANDU: Vice-President Paramananda Jha has decided not to take fresh oath in Nepali despite the Cabinet decision, which was passed yesterday.

“Neither he will take fresh oath in Nepali nor will he resign. He is ready to face the

consequences,” Mithilesh Kumar Singh,

legal advisor to Jha

told The Himalayan Times today.

According to Singh, the Vice President received the Cabinet decision, urging him to take fresh oath in Nepali as per the order of the Supreme Court that was issued on July 24.

“We’ll submit our explanation to the Supreme Court (SC),” he added. The matter comes up for hearing in the apex court on August 23.

The SC had directed President Dr Ram Baran Yadav, Vice President

Jha and the government to explain within

seven days whether the Veep will take fresh oath in Nepali.

“The Vice-President is awaiting the seventh amendment to the Interim Constitution, 2007,” added Singh.