Nepal Maoist to protest against Vice President JhaJuly 25th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 25 (ANI): CPN-Maoist spokesperson Krishna Bahadur Mahara today said that Vice President Parmananda Jhas swearing-in in Hindi is against the interim constitution.
Talking to media here, Mahara informed that the Maoists would protest against this incident.
It is unfortunate that the Vice President did not take the oath of office and secrecy in the national language, Kantipur quoted him, as saying.
He also informed that the Maoist would stay in opposition if other political parties do not agree with their preconditions.
On Wednesday, President Dr Ram Baran Yadav, clad in the Nepal costume, had taken the oath of office and secrecy in Nepali. However, when he administered the oath of office to Vice President Jha, who was clad in a dress that many identify with Indian parliamentarians, the latter preferred to take it in Hindi.
According to an independent statistics, only 0.05 per cent of people living in Terai speak Hindi. The majority of the people there speak Bhojpuri, Maithali, Avadhi and other local dialects. (ANI)
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