Dressed in cultural and traditional attire, various ethnic community members elected through recently-held provincial elections sworn in as Provincial Assembly members at all the seven provinces of Nepal on January 21, 2018.
Representing their community background, some of the members took oath in their respective languages.
In Janakpur province, out of 107 members, 47 took oath in Maithili, 25 in Bhojpuri, 24 in Nepali and 11 in Hindi.
Seven Provincial Assembly members were elected for the seven different provincial assemblies namely Koshi (Capital: Biratnagar), Janakpur (Janakpur), Bagmati (Hetauda), Gandaki (Pokhara), Lumbini (Rupandehi), Karnali (Surkhet) and Far West (Kairali).
Renowned Nepali human rights activist Anuradha Koirala took oath as the Governor of Province 3 on January 20, 2018.
Koirala has been widely-acclaimed for their extensive social activism through fight against women trafficking, among others and was conferred with the CNN Hero 2010 award.
Continuing her journey as a social worker, she joined the mainstream Nepali politics through Nepali Congress on November 12, 2017.
Govinda Subba for Province 1, Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha for Province 2, Baburam Kunwar for Province 4, Umakant Jha for Province 5, Durga Keshar Khanal for Province 6 and Mohan Raj Malla for Province 7 in Farwest are among others across different provinces.
Meanwhile, the Communist Alliance members met for a discussion on setting top priorities of the new Nepali Government that is yet to be formed on January 21, 2017
The Party Unity Coordination Committee (PUCC) meeting called for formation of a special task force to ensure good governance and development teams.
The resultant task force would set priorities for the new government based on the joint election manifesto to be formed by the two left parties, CPN-UML and CPM-MC.
Power sharing, organisational integration and ideologies for the unified party were among key issues Oli and Dahal discussed, informed PUCC member Narayan Kaji Shrestha.
“We asked the province chiefs of the party to finalize the names according to the clusters as decided by the task force,” Shrestha added while informed that the names would be announced on Jan 26, 2018.
Maoist Centre leader Pun said that the coordination committee endorsed the report and the two top leaders will make any correction if needed.