Nepal | January 15, 2021

Pushpa Kamal Dahal takes Nepal Prime Minister’s oath

Forms 6-member Cabinet in the first phase

THT Online
Share Now:
Bidya Devi Bhandari administers oath to Pushpa Kamal Dahal

President Bidya Devi Bhandari administers the oath of office and secrecy to newly elected Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the President’s Office, Sheetal Niwas, on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: Newly elected Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal took the oath of office and secrecy from President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Sheetal Niwas today.

The Parliament had elected the CPN Maoist Chairman Nepal’s 39th Prime Minister on Wednesday.

PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal takes the oath of office and secrecy

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal takes the oath of office and secrecy at the President’s Office, Sheetal Niwas, on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Photo: RSS

Dahal forms six-member Cabinet

Meanwhile, Dahal also formed a six-member Cabinet today.

Bimalendra Nidhi of Nepali Congress and Krishna Bahadur Mahara of CPN Maoist Centre have taken the oath as Deputy Prime Ministers of the Dahal Cabinet from the President.

Bidya Devi Bhandari administers oath to Bimalendra Nidhi and Krishna Bahadur Mahara

President Bidya Devi Bhandari administers the oath of office and secrecy to newly elected Deputy Prime Ministers Bimalendra Nidhi and Krishna Bahadur Mahara, at the President’s Office, Sheetal Niwas, on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Photo Courtesy: President’s Office

Ramesh Lekhak of Nepali Congress, Gauri Shankar Chaudhary (Tharu) and Daljit Shreepaili of the CPN Maoist Centre were also sworn as Ministers at the same function.

According to a statement issued by the President’s Office, Nidhi and Mahara will take the charges of Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Finance.

Bidya Devi Bhandari administers oath to three ministers

President Bidya Devi Bhandari administers the oath of office and secrecy to newly elected Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Ramesh Lekhak, Minister for Agricultural Development Gauri Shankar Chaudhary and Minister for Youth and Sports Daljit Shreepaili, at the President’s Office, Sheetal Niwas, on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Photo Courtesy: President’s Office

Likewise, Lekhak, Chaudhary and Shreepaili have been given the portfolios of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Agricultural Development and Youth and Sports respectively.

It has been learned that Nepali Congress lawmaker Arjun Narsingha KC denied the ministerial berth after he was not provided with the portfolio as demanded.

READ ALSO:

Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, outgoing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Chief Justice Sushila Karki, Speaker Onsari Gharti, former prime ministers, former ministers, leaders of political parties, chiefs and representatives of constitutional bodies, representatives of Kathmandu-based diplomatic missions and high level government officials were present at the oath ceremony.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Haphazard road construction posing threat to trekking routes

POKHARA, JANUARY 13 Construction of roads in a haphazard manner, sometimes infringing on popular trekking routes, is threatening trekking tourism. Hit by various natural disasters and recently dented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the tourism sector which is trying to rise, is facing this new probl Read More...

Actor Tom Hanks attends the New York premiere of the film "Sully" in Manhattan

Tom Hanks heads TV special celebrating Biden's inauguration

NEW YORK: Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States, with performances by Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons. “I was left speechless when I was asked to perform! ” Lovato wrote on Read More...

India, Twitter, Jack Dorsey

Twitter CEO says banning Trump was right decision but sets dangerous precedent

Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday that banning President Donald Trump from its social media platform after last week’s violence at the US Capitol was the “right decision,” but said it sets a dangerous precedent. San Francisco-based Twitter last week removed Trump’s a Read More...

Foreign Minister Gyawali leaves for India

KATHMANDU: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali today left for India for a three-day official visit. Minister Gyawali is scheduled to attend the Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting while in India. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) had earlier notified that Minister Gyawali Read More...

National Yoga Day being observed today

KATHMANDU: The National Yoga Day is being observed across the country today. On the occasion, a yoga exercise session was organised at Prime Minister's residence in Baluwatar which saw the presence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Ministers, high-level government officials, yoga gurus and pra Read More...

Youth arrested with illegal pharmaceutical drugs in Udyapur

GAIGHAT: Police arrested a person for possessing illegal pharmaceutical drugs in Udayapur, on Wednesday. According to police, the arrestee has been identified as Susan Rai (21) of Gaighat Bazaar of the district. Acting on a special tip-off, a special team of police arrested Rai and seized 27 a Read More...

US asks Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles for touchscreen failures

WASHINGTON: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday asked Tesla Inc to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over media control unit (MCU) failures that could pose safety risks by leading to touchscreen displays not working. The auto safety agency made the un Read More...

215 new COVID-19 infections recorded in Kathmandu Valley on Thursday

KATHMANDU: The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported as many as 215 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Thursday. Of the total 403 new cases in the country, Kathmandu district reported 189 infections while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 23 and three infections respectively. Cur Read More...