Kathmandu, Aug 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to newly-elected Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal amidst a special ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, Sheetal Niwas today.
On the occasion, the newly-elected Prime Minister took oath in the name of the country and the people.
Likewise, President Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to the Deputy Prime Ministers Bimalendra Nidhi and Krishna Bahadur Mahara on the occasion.
The President also administered the oath of office and secrecy of the post of Government Minister to Ramesh Lekhak, Gauri Shankar Chaudhary and Daljeet Shreepali.
Present at the function were Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, the outgoing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Chief Justice Sushila Karki, Speaker Onsari Gharti, the former Vice President, the former Prime Ministers and Deputy Prime Ministers, former Ministers, Heads of Constitutional Bodies, Chiefs of the security bodies, government high-ranking officials, heads and representatives of the diplomatic missions, leaders of different political parties, journalists, industrialists and businessmen among others.
Following the swearing-in ceremony, President Bhandari hosted high-tea in honour of Prime Minister Dahal at the Sheetal Niwas premises.
Dahal, who is also the Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Centre), was elected to the post of Prime Minister in an election held in the Legislature-Parliament on Wednesday. RSS