The government has decided to ask Vice President Parmananda Jha to take oath in Nepali, as ordered by the Supreme Court.
|┬áParmananda Jha (File photo)|
"The cabinet has decided to ask the Vice President to honour the court decision," Minister for Law and Justice Prem Bahadur Singh said after the cabinet meeting. He informed that the cabinet also decided to go for an amendment in the Interim Constitution to enable people in future to take the oath of office in their mother language.
Last week, 22 parties in the ruling coalition had reached a tentative agreement "to request VP Jha to respect the court order".
In its second ruling on the VP's oath recently, the apex court had asked the government to clarify what preparations were being made for making the VP to take oath in Nepali.
On the other hand, Jha has described the SC ruling as unfair. While defending his argument, he even spoke of his bad relation with the current Chief Justice Kedar Giri when both worked together as SC justices few years ago.
Even as he slammed the SC verdict, VP Jha has not completely ruled out the possibility of taking oath in Nepali saying he was ready to take oath many times if Nepali people wanted him to do so. nepalnews.com