Nepal | May 22, 2019

Prez appoints Pokhrel and Yadav as deputy prime ministers

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President Bidya Devi Bhandari administering the oath of office and secrecy to newly appointed Deputy Prime Ministers at Sheetal Niwas, in Kathmandu, on Friday, June 01, 2018. Courtesy: Office of the President

KATHMANDU: In a bid to rearrange the hierarchy after inclusion of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) in the government, President Bidya Devi Bhandari, on the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, has appointed two deputy prime ministers, today.

Upendra Yadav, who was inducted as Minister for Health and Population earlier today, and Ishwor Pokhrel (Minister for Defence) have been appointed as deputy prime ministers of Nepal.

Likewise, State Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Gokul Baskota was promoted from state minister to Minister for Communication and Information Technology after inclusion of FSFN in the government.

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