Vice President Paramananda Jha has softened his stance on the oath row indicating he is ready to take oath in Nepali if the cabinet so decides, reports say.
In a letter written to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) Friday, Jha has mentioned he would re-think about the oath-taking and would attend the oath-taking ceremony if the Cabinet takes an official decision on the matter and informs him formally, Nagarik daily reported.
In a reply to OPMCM's letter on Thursday, Jha has written, I will re-think my stance over the oath row and will be able to attend the oath-taking ceremony only if the cabinet decides on the matter in accordance with the court´s verdict, the daily quoted a source at the OPMCM.
On Thursday, OPMCM had written to Jha asking him to fix a date of his convenience to take his oath in Nepali as ordered by the apex court.
Supreme Court had ordered VP Jha to take oath in Nepali within a week, last Sunday.
Jha has said, he will take decision on oath taking as soon as he gets a reply from the government.
After OPMCM received VP Jha's letter, Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal wrote to Jha Friday asking him to take oath in Nepali to respect the constitution and maintain reputation of his high office.
PM Nepal has summoned a cabinet meeting for Sunday morning to take an official decision on the matter. Sources say, the cabinet could take such decision on Saturday itself if the VP wanted so.
VP Jha wrote the letter to OPMCM with a softened stance the same day his lawyer Mithilesh Kumar Singh filed a review petition at the SC on behalf of Jha, seeking a review of the verdict issued a month ago.
The SC, however, refused to register a review petition on its order issued last Sunday. nepalnews.com