Hurdle for Khatiwada

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 27, 2018-

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday appointed Yuba Raj Khatiwada as the minister for finance and planning, despite Supreme Court’s order not to administer oath of office and secrecy to three newly-nominated members of the National Assembly, including Khatiwada. But the new government has said it did not breach the apex court’s order, as the constitution allows people who are not members of the federal parliament to become ministers. However, such people must become federal parliament member within six months of their appointment as ministers. This means Khatiwada should become the federal parliament member within next six months to retain finance minister’s post. (PR)

Published: 27-02-2018 08:54

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