Eight ministers, two state-ministers appointed


The Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal has joined the KP Sharma Oli led government.

Ten JSP-N leaders have been inducted into the cabinet following months of dialogue between the two parties. The government, on June 1, had also signed a six-point agreement with Thaurhat-Tharuwan Struggle Committee to further adjust JSP-N's demands.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Oli and JSP-N chair Mahanta Thakur held final leg of talks to finalise the ministries to be accorded to the new appointees.

Eight of them have been appointed ministers while two have been appointed state-ministers.

Senior leader of the party Rajendra Mahato will lead the team that will join the Council of Ministers following their swearing-in, which has been scheduled for today.

Mahato will join the government in the capacity of Deputy PM and Urban Development Minister.

Likewise, Sharat Singh Bhandari has been allotted the Energy Ministry, Laxman Lal Karna Land Reforms Ministry, Bimal Srivastav Labor Ministry, Anil Jha Water Supplies Ministry, Uma Shankar Argariya Youth and Sports Ministry, Chanda Chaudhary Women Children and Social Welfare Ministry and Iqbal Miya Forest Ministry.

Meanwhile, Renuka Gurung will be Minister of State for Women Children and Social Welfare and Chandrakanta Chaudhary will Minister of State for Energy.

Several ministerial berths were vacant after the former Maoist Centre ministers that had joined UML were asked not to carry out any duties following a Supreme Court order.