Sapkota elected Speaker of HoR; to take oath on Monday

Kathmandu / Jan 26: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) lawmaker Agni Sapkota has been elected the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), today, unopposed.

Sapkota, who had been nominated for the position by NCP(NCP) last Sunday, had been facing criticisms lately.

Notwithstanding the opposition against his election, HoR announced him as the Speaker of the House in the meeting held today.

The writ filed against him, by the senior advocate Dinesh Tripathi urging the apex court to prevent Sapkota from becoming the speaker, has been postponed for a while.

Sapkota to take oath on Monday

Meanwhile, newly elected speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Agni Prasad Sapkota will be taking oath of office and secrecy on Monday morning.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari will administer oath to the speaker amid a function held at the Sheetalniwas in accordance with the Constitution. Sapkota was elected the Speaker of the HoR unopposed on Sunday afternoon.

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