Newly-Elected National Assembly Members Sworn In with Oath of Office and Secrecy Today

Mon, Mar 4, 2024 1:01 PM on Latest, National,

Nineteen newly-elected members of the National Assembly officially assumed their roles today, solemnizing their commitment through the oath. The oath of office and secrecy was administered by Urmila Aryal, the Vice Chairperson of the National Assembly, during a ceremony held at the Lhotse Hall within the Federal Parliament Building. This event marked the beginning of their legislative journey and followed the recent farewell of 20 members, including National Assembly Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, who completed their six-year terms.

The election on January 25 successfully filled 19 out of the 20 vacant positions, with the final member awaiting presidential appointment based on the Council of Ministers' recommendation. The Maoist Center emerged as the largest party in the National Assembly following this election. Notable among the newly-sworn members are Rukmini Koirala, Krishna Prasad Sitaula, Pooja Chaudhary, Anand Prasad Dhungana, and others, each contributing to the diverse fabric of perspectives anticipated to enrich the legislative landscape of the National Assembly.

The oath-taking ceremony at the Lhotse Hall reflects both continuity and change in the National Assembly, emphasizing the democratic transition as new members step into their roles while acknowledging the contributions of their predecessors.