|President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav administering oath of office and secrecy to Vice President Parmananda Jha...|
President Dr Ram Baran Yadav administered the oath of office to VP Jha in Nepali during the special swearing-in ceremony held at the president's office in Shital Niwas.
The post of Vice President had remained inactive for almost six months after Jha refused to take oath of office and secrecy in Nepali as ordered by the Supreme Court on August 23, 2009.
The Office of the Vice President had registered a letter at the President's office Saturday afternoon with a copy of the oath's translation in Maithali, confirming VP Jha's fresh oath taking to resolve the long-standing controversy that has given birth to a new round of language debate in the country. .
The President's office had written to the vice president's office on Friday about the oath taking.
The latest arrangement became possible after the parliament amended the Interim Constitution for the seventh time including a provision allowing President, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ministers to take oath of office and secrecy in their respective mother tongues.
According to the amended constitution, someone wishing to take oath in his/her mother tongue needs to register a translation of the oath in the relevant language at the President's office 24 hours before the function.
The confusion on who will take charge as the acting-head-of-state when President Yadav embarks on a India visit next week has been resolved with Jha's oath-taking. nepalnews.com