PM Dahal expands Cabinet, new ministers sworn in

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal expanded his Cabinet on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister expanded the Cabinet this afternoon leaving a few ministries to rope in the parties including the Janata Samajbadi Party.

The newly appointed minister took the oath of office and secrecy from President Bidya Devi Bhandari amidst a function in Sheetal Niwas.

The CPN-UML got highest eight ministries and CPN (Maoist Centre) got three ministries.

Similarly, Rastriya Swatantra Party and Rastriya Prajatantra Party got three ministries each and Janata Samajbadi Party disagreed on two ministries.

Likewise, Janamat Party got one ministry and Rastriya Swatantra Party and Rastriya Prajatantra Party got one state ministry each.

List of Ministers

  1. Pushpa Kamal Dahal of CPN (Maoist Center): Prime Minister
  2. Bishnu Prasad Poudel of CPN-UML: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister
  1. Narayankaji Shrestha of CPN (Maoist Center): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Physical Infrastructure
  1. Rabi Lamichhane of Rastriya Swatantra Party: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs
  1. Rajendra Lingden of Rastriya Prajatantra Party: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Energy
  1. Hari Upreti of CPN-UML: Minister for Defence
  1. Bimala Rai Paudel of CPN-UML: Minister for Foreign Affairs
  1. Padam Giri of CPN-UML: Minister for Health
  1. Bhagwati Chaudhary of CPN-UML: Minister for Women and Children
  1. Jwala Kumari Sah of CPN-UML: Minister for Agriculture
  1. Rajendra Rai of CPN-UML: Minister for Land Management and Cooperatives
  1. Damodar Bhandari of CPN-UML: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supply
  2. Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan of Rastriya Prajatantra Party: Minister for Law
  3. Bikram Pandey of Rastriya Prajatantra Party: Minister for Urban Development
  1. Deepak Singh of Rastriya Prajatantra Party: State Minister for Energy
  2. Shishir Khanal of Rastriya Swatantra Party: Minister for Education
  1. DP Aryal of Rastriya Swatantra Party: Minister for Labor and Employment
  2. Toshima Karki of Rastriya Swatantra Party: State Minister for Health
  3. Rekha Sharma of CPN (Maoist Center): Minister for Communications and Information Technology
  1. Sudan Kiranti of CPN (Maoist Center): Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
  2. Aman Lal Modi of CPN (Maoist Center): Minister for Federal Affairs
  3. Sushil Shreepali of CPN (Maoist Center): State Minister for Culture, Tourism
  4. Abdul Khan of Janamat Party

 

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