Lumbini Province Assembly lawmakers take oath of office and secrecyLumbini Province Head Amik Sherchan administered the oath. Nine lawmakers took the oath in their mother tongue.
Lumbini Province Assembly lawmakers have taken the oath of office and secrecy on Sunday.
Head of Lumbini Province Amik Kumar Sherchan administered the oath to 86 out of a total of 87 lawmakers at the Assembly building in Deukhuri, the provincial capital. Rastriya Prajatantra Party’s Mina Kumari Shrestha, a lawmaker through the proportional ballot, was absent.
Sherchan administered the oath in line with the amendment that Lumbini Province Assembly had made in its Provincial Assembly Regulations 2022, informed Durlabh Kumar Pun, secretary at the Assembly Secretariat.
In other provinces, the senior-most lawmaker of the Assembly took the oath before their respective head of provinces, then administered the oath to other lawmakers.
Meanwhile, nine lawmakers took the oath in their mother tongue—five in Awadhi and four in Tharu.
Janamat Party’s Suman Sharma Rayamajhi and Chandrakesh Gupta; Janata Samajbadi’s Bhandari Lal Aer and Adesh Kumar Agrawal; and Loktantrik Samajbadi’s Kanhaiya Lal Baniya took their oath in Awadhi.
Similarly, Nagarik Unmukti Party’s Raj Kumar Chaudhary, Dharma Bahadur Chaudhary and Nirmala Devi Tharu Chaudhary, and Maoist Centre’s Krishna Kushma Tharu took their oath in Tharu.