Monday, December 18, 2006

I am ready to take oath from interim parliament: Chief Justice
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) Dilip Kumar Poudel Monday said that he was ready to take the oath of office and secrecy from the interim parliament, as per the interim constitution.
The recently signed Interim Constitution has stated that newly appointed lawyers will have to take the oath of office from the interim parliament, failing which, they will automatically be relieved of their positions.
Poudel made the remarks today during a brief statement to the media persons at the Tribhuvan International Airport prior to boarding a flight to Russia.
"Since lawyers are always committed to the constitution of a country, if the statute makes such a provision to this end, we will take the oath of secrecy from the parliament," Poudel said.
The seven-party alliance and Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist leaders on December 16 agreed to finalize the interim constitution transferring the responsibility of head of state from the king to the prime minister.
The top leaders of the eight parties, in the interim statute made it mandatory to take fresh oath of office to justices of Supreme Court, Appellate Court, District Court as the commitment towards the Constitution and those who ignored would be terminated.
The existing House of Representatives and National Assembly would automatically be dissolved with the promulgation of this constitution, which is expected to take place after the arms management of the Maoists and state.
The Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal-2047 BS would be nullified after the promulgation of this constitution.

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