Kathmandu, January 20
Newly elected House of Representatives Speaker Dev Raj Ghimire took the oath of office and secrecy on Friday.
Amid a function organised at the President’s Office, President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered him the oath of office and secrecy. Vice-president Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timalsina and Acting Chief Justice Hari Krishna Karki among others were present at the function.
After the oath, Ghimire will begin chairing the House session on Saturday.
Before this, Ghimire announced he renounced his affiliation with the CPN-UML to play his role as the chief of the legislative body fairly and independently.