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Supreme Court relieves Oli’s 20 ministers of jobs

File: Cholendra Shamsher Rana

Kathmandu, June 22

The Supreme Court has issued an interim order telling Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to relieve 20 ministers* appointed after the dissolution of the House of Representatives of their positions.

Following the order, Oli only has five members in the cabinet including himself.

A division bench of Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana and Justice Prakash Kumar Dhungana issued the order in response to several writ petitions filed against the expansions made on June 4 and June 10.

The petitioners had argued that the government has already turned into a caretaker status following the announcement of the elections and hence the constitution does not allow the PM to appoint new ministers.

The following members of the cabinet retained their jobs:

  1. KP Sharma Oli
  2. Bishnu Paudel
  3. Krishna Gopal Shrestha
  4. Basanta Kumar Nembang
  5. Lila Nath Shrestha

The following members have been removed:

  1. Raghubir Mahaseth
  2. Rajendra Mahato
  3. Khagaraj Adhikari
  4. Sharad Singh Bhandari
  5. Anil Kumar Jha
  6. Sher Bahadur Tamang
  7. Raj Kishor Yadav
  8. Laxman Lal Karna
  9. Nain Kala Thapa
  10. Jwala Kumari Sah
  11. Bimal Prasad Shreevastav
  12. Uma Shankar Argariya
  13. Chanda Chaudhary
  14. Ekwal Miya
  15. Narad Muni Rana
  16. Ganesh Pahadi
  17. Mohan Baniya
  18. Chandra Kanta Chaudhary
  19. Renuka Gurung
  20. Aasha Kumari BK

*Corrected

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