Friday, October 8, 2021/Kathmandu-
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba led Government has been fulfilled after almost 3 months.
As per the expansion, Nepali Congress has got 5, CPN(Maoist Centre) 3 and CPN (Unified Socialist) and Janata Samajbadi 4 each on Friday’s induction.
The first cabinet formed by the alliance on July 13, had sent 3 ministers from Nepali Congress including Prime Minister Deuba and two from Maoist Centre.
The new appointees from Congress are Minendra Rijal (Defence), Dilendra Prasad Badu (Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs), Uma Kanta Chaudhari (Water Supply); Uma Regmi (Women, Children and Senior Citizens) and Gajendra Hamal (Industry, Commerce and Supplies).
Hamal’s name had been in highlights some e some days, over issue that that Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana had lobbied for him. However, Hamal will remain a minister only for 6 months, as he is not a member of a member of the Federal Parliament.
Similarly, Devendra Poudel (Education, Science and Technology); Shashi Shrestha (Land Reforms, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation) and Maheshwor Gahatraj (Youth and Sports) respectively, of Maoist Centre. And Bodh Maya Kumari Yadav has been appointed as state minister for Education, Science and Technology.
The CPN (Unified Socialist)’s Birodh Khatiwada, Ram Kumari Jhakri, Krishna Kumar Shrestha and Prem Ale have been appointed ministers for Health and Population; Urban Development; Labour, Employment and Social Security and Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Bhawani Khapung has been appointed as state minister for Health and Population.
Likewise, Rajendra Shrestha, Renu Yadav, Ram Sahay Prasad Yadav and Mahendra Raya Yadav have been given the ministries of Federal Affairs and Local Development; Physical Infrastructure and Transport; Forest and Environment and Agriculture and Livestocks Development from the Janata Samajbadi Party.