Nepal Today

Friday, August 28, 2009

Vice-president files for review

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 28 Aug: Vice- president Parmananda Jha appealed to the supreme court to review two orders asking him to re-take an oath he took in Hindi in Nepali instead although President Dr Ram Baran Yadav administered it in Nepali.
Jha said the orders were unconstitutional.
Judicial advisor of the vice-president Mithilesh Prasad Singh said Jha asked for a review under a provision of the interim constitution.
Government through a letter asked Jha Thursday to take the oath in Nepal; the president also made a similar request.
Jha has therefore defied both the president, government and the apex court with the support of terai parties raising a language issue.
Jha asked for a review on the last day of a deadline set for him to take the oath or lose his job.

Voting begins to elect chairman of main constitution drafting committee

Kathmandu, 28 Aug: The process to elect the chairman of the main drafting committee of a constitution began Friday speakers speaking in favour of the candidacy of Maoist candidate Narayan Kazi Shrestha.
He is being challenged by Nilambar Acharya of Nepali Congress.
Last- minute effort to field a consensus candidate was elusive Friday morning as the process was delayed for more than four hours.
Acharya has majority support of 38 persons in the 63-member committee that elects the chairman.


“A package agreement until this day yielded no results! That’s why now I offer this packet.”

“PM Nepal presenting a constitution drafting committee chairmanship packet to Prachanda, cartoon, Kantipur, 28 Aug.)


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