Bagmati Province Chief Minister Rajendra Prasad Pandey expanded the provincial Cabinet today.

Earlier, CM Pandey had split the existing eight ministries into 14 to share power with other parties.

Pandey today inducted five ministers and one state minister into his Cabinet.

CPN-Maoist Centre's Ghanshyam Dahal, Bishal Khadka and Ratna Prasad Dhakal were administered oath of office and secrecy as ministers of Labour, Employment and Transport, Forest and Environment and Youth and Sports respectively.

Similarly, CPN-Unified Socialist Party's Basant Kumar Manandhar, Basundhara Humagain, and Indramaya Gurung have been appointed as ministers of Drinking Water, Energy and Irrigation, Agriculture and Livestock and State minister of Agriculture and Livestock.

Bagmati Governor Yadab Chandra Sharma administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly-appointed ministers.

Chief Minister Pandey, however, has not inducted ministers from the Nepali Congress as the party is busy with its 14th General Convention being held in Kathmandu.

A version of this article appears in the print on December 15, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.