POKHARA: Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung, Speaker Netra Nath Adhikari and newly elected Minister Ram Sharan Basnet of Province 4 have taken the oath of office and secrecy in Pokhara on Friday.
Governor of Province 4 Babu Ram Kunwar, amid a programme on Friday morning, administered the oath of office and secrecy to Gurung and Adhikari. Governor Kunwar also administered oath to the Minister for Trade, Tourism, Forest and Environment Basnet, who was appointed to the post today itself.
The sworn in Chief Minister Gurung and Minister Basnet were elected from Lamjung and Gorkha respectively as provincial parliament members of CPN-UML.
Likewise, Speaker Adhikari was elected from Parbat district as the provincial parliament member of CPN Maoist Centre.
CPN MC has not yet recommended any names for ministerial posts in the province as they have yet to reach consensus in this regard.
Until the cabinet of ministers is expanded, all the five ministries within the province will be overseen by Chief Minister Gurung himself.