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New lawmakers take oath of office

New lawmakers take oath of office at the House of Representatives
New lawmakers take oath of office at the House of Representatives on December 22, 2022. Photo: Chandra Bahadur Ale

The newly elected lawmakers of the House of Representatives have taken the oath of office and secrecy on Thursday.

The senior-most member of the house and Rastriya Prajatantra Party leader, Pashupati Shumsher Rana, swore them in.

The oath-taking ceremony was held at the Parliament Building in Baneshwor.

According to the Parliament Secretariat, 26 members took oath in their mother tongue.

Rana took the oath before President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday.

Four lawmakers however were absent from the oath-taking ceremony. They will take the oath of office later.

The Parliament Secretariat also hosted a reception on Thursday in honour of the new members of the House of Representatives.


*Correction: The previous version of the news had written 17 lawmakers were absent from the oath-taking ceremony.

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