At the request of the Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka, an application has been filed with the Supreme Court, claiming that the oath was taken without any legal foundation and that it should be quashed.
Khadka was sworn in as Foreign Minister by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on September 22. The President also administered the oath of office and confidentiality.
In a case filed with the Supreme Court, the petitioners demand that the oath taken by the foreign minister be revoked, according to Baburam Dahal, a spokesperson for the Supreme Court.
The petition was submitted by advocate Bishal Neupane, who argued that the oath taken without a legal foundation should be declared invalid until a legal framework is put in place.
Mr. Aziz has cited Article 80 of the constitution, which states that the president and all cabinet members must take the oath of office
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