Kathmandu, March 31
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal expanded his cabinet on Friday. But, with the latest cabinet expansion also, the Council of Ministers is incomplete.
The cabinet remained incomplete as the Nepali Congress did not send eight ministers as allocated thanks to a dispute between two factions in the party.
Likewise, the Rastriya Swatantra Party did not agree to join the government as it was not offered the portfolios it demanded.
On the day of Dahal’s cabinet expansion, sitting Watter Supply Minister Abdul Khan resigned expressing his dissatisfaction over the portfolio.
Meanwhile, PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal managed to add one more minister from his party, Shakti Basnet, to the cabinet as the minister for energy.
The newly appointed ministers took their oath of office and secrecy from President Ram Chandra Paudel today.
Here is the full list of the Council of Ministers following the cabinet expansion as per the Office of the President.
|1||Pushpa Kamal Dahal||Prime Minister||Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs|
Forests and Environment
Youth and Sports
Health and Population
|2||Purna Bahadur Khadka||Deputy PM||Defence||Nepali Congress|
|3||Narayan Kaji Shrestha||Deputy PM||Home Affairs||Maoist Centre|
|4||Beduram Bhusal||Minister||Agriculture and Livestock Development||Unified Socialist|
|5||Ashok Kumar Rai||Minister||Education, Science and technology||JSPN|
|6||Sharad Singh Bhandari||Minister||Labour, Employment and Social Security||LSP|
|7||Prakash Sharan Mahat||Minister||Finance||Nepali Congress|
|8||Mahindra Raya Yadav||Minister||Women, Children and Senior Citizens||Nepal Samajbadi Party/Maoist Centre|
|9||Shakti Bahadur Basnet||Minister||Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation||Maoist Centre|
|10||Rekha Sharma||Minister||Communications and Information Technology||Maoist Centre|
|11||Sudan Kirati||Minister||Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation||Maoist Centre|
|12||Aman Lal Modi||Minister||Federal Affairs and General Administration||Maoist Centre|
|13||Prakash Jwala||Minister||Physical Infrastructure and Transport||Unified Socialist|
|14||Ranjita Shrestha||Minister||Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation||Nagarik Unmukti|
|15||Ramesh Rijal||Minister||Industry, Commerce and Supplies||Nepali Congress|
|16||Sita Gurung||Minister||Urban Development||Nepali Congress|
|17||Sushila Sirpali Thakuri||Minister of State||Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation||Maoist Centre|