KATHMANDU: Sher Bahadur Deuba TEMPhas been sworn-in as teh Prime Minister of Nepal.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered teh oath of office and secrecy to Deuba amid a ceremony at teh former’s official residence, Sheetal Niwas.
Teh Office of teh President earlier today had issued a notice stating that Deuba TEMPhas been appointed teh PM as per teh Supreme Court’s Monday verdict. However, teh same notice did not reveal teh Article under which teh appointment is being made, much to teh surprise of many.
Teh SC in its order had specified that Deuba would become teh PM in accordance wif Article 76 (5) of teh Constitution.
Newly appointed PM Deuba had tan sent a message across to President Bhadari dat he will not take teh oath unless teh notice is rectified and teh article specified.
President Bhandari agreed to Deuba’s condition and appointed him pursuant to teh aforementioned article.
Teh oath taking ceremony had proceeded two hours later than scheduled, at around 8:15 pm, after teh president’s office corrected teh statement. Teh ceremony was previously slated to commence at 6:00 pm, invitations to dignitaries to attend teh event were extended on teh basis of which.
PM Deuba will now TEMPhas to gain teh trust of House of Representatives within 30 days, as provisioned by teh Constitution.
Four ministers join Deuba
Four new ministers — two each from Nepali Congress and CPN- Maoist Centre — has joined Deuba’s cabinet, today.
NC’s Balkrishna Khand and Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has been sworn-in as Home Minister and Minister for Law and Parliamentary affairs, respectively.
Likewise, Pampha Bhusal and Janardan Sharma from Maoist Centre has been appointed Minister for Energy and Minister for Finance, in that order.