Writ Against PM Oli’s Controversial Oath Only Gets Show Cause

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021/Kathmandu-
Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana led single-bench has not scrapped the disputed May 14 oath of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana led single-bench on Tuesday did not issue any interim order regarding the Prime Minister’s oath and instead only issued a show cause within 15 days.

The phrase ‘tyo pardaina’ of the disputed oath has become talk of the town.

The writs were separately filed by senior advocate Dr Chandra Kanta Gyawali and advocates Keshar Jung KC, Lokendra Oli and Rajkumar Suwal.

However, the case has been kept in high priority basis.

PM Oli refused to repeat ‘I Promise (pratigya gardachhu)’ even after President Bidya Devi Bhandari had asked twice.
Instead, the Prime Minister had said ‘That isn’t necessary (Tyo Pardaina)’. Since then the phrase ‘Tyo Pardaina’ has become very popular on social networking sites. Many tiktoks have been also made as satire to the event.

Senior advocate Dr. Chandra Kant Gyawali had also attached another issue regarding the validity of the 7 new Ministers who are not the parliamentarians anymore.

“It’s sad that the second issue has not been addressed saying it will be done along with the show cause of the PM’s oath. According to the constitution even if one is appointed a minister for the first time, he/she should gain the membership of the parliament within 6 months. But in this case they have been sworn in for the second time and are still non-members of the parliament,” Advt Gyawali said.

“Though the scenario is unfavorable, we were expecting the scraping of the oath and re-swearing in as the past events of President Parmanand Jha had already set an example,” he added.

The first writ filed by Advocate Gyawali was only addressed and other three were not paid heed to saying they were of same nature.