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Nov 21, 2019
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Nepal’s PM reshuffles cabinet; inducts 6 new cabinet ministers, 3 ministers of state

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Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli has reshuffled his cabinet inducting six new cabinet ministers and three ministers of state.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered oath of office and secrecy to six newly appointed cabinet ministers at President House in Kathmandu this morning.

The new cabinet ministers are Hridayesh Tripathi (Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration), Ghanashyam Bhusal (Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development), Lekh Raj Bhatta (Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies), Rameshwar Raya Yadav (Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security), Basanta Kumar Nembang (Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport) and Parvat Gurung (Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens). The newly appointed ministers of state, Moti Lal Dugad, Nava Raj Rawat and Ram Bir Manandhar took oath from Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli.

Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Portfolio of Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav has been swapped with Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal. Mr. Yadav will be Deputy Prime Minister with Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs. While Mr. Dhakal has been given the charge of Minister for Health and Population. Prime Minister Oli had dropped six cabinet ministers and three state ministers from 25 member cabinet last night to induct nine new faces in his 21 months old government.

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