Kathmandu, March 31
The Janamat Party led by CK Raut has left the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led coalition government citing it did not get the portfolio it wanted in the cabinet expansion.
The only minister representing the party in the cabinet, Abdul Khan, handed over his resignation to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal hours before Dahal expanded his cabinet.
The party had been lobbying for the leadership role in either the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development or the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies. But Khan was given the Ministry of Water Supply.
Earlier also, in the cabinet expansion in January 2023, Khan, expressing his dissatisfaction, did not assume his office for several days.
Meanwhile, the newly appointed ministers were sworn in by President Ram Chandra Paudel today.