On Tuesday evening, newly appointed Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba took the oath of office and secrecy. At a special ceremony at Sheetal Niwas, the President’s Office, President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath to Deuba.
The inauguration ceremony was postponed after Prime Minister Deuba refused to take the oath, claiming that a statement issued by the President’s Office did not mention that he was appointed in accordance with Article 76 (5) of the Constitution.
According to an earlier statement issued by the President’s Office, NC PP leader Deuba has been appointed Prime Minister in accordance with the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Bench’s July 12 verdict.
PM Deuba was ready for the oath after the President’s Office corrected the statement that Deuba was appointed in accordance with Article 76. (5).
Deuba is serving his fifth term as Prime Minister. Deuba previously served as Nepal’s Prime Minister for four terms, from 1995 to 1997, 2001 to 2002, 2004 to 2005, and 2017 to 2018. To stay in office, Deuba must win a vote of confidence in the lower house within 30 days.
Along with Deuba, four ministers were appointed to the position of secrecy.
Minister for Energy
Bal Krishna Khand
Gyanendra Bahadur Karki
Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs