Nepal | January 20, 2020

New ministers to take oath today

Himalayan News Service

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who had informed his Cabinet colleagues on Tuesday that he would reshuffle the Cabinet on Wednesday, sent a list of new ministers to the president late at night.

The PM’s Press Adviser Surya Thapa told THT that the PM had sent a letter with details of new appointees to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

The new ministers will be sworn in on Thursday morning. Thapa added that apart from replacing nine ministers with new ones, Minister of Health and Population Upendra Yadav will switch his portfolio with Minister of Law Bhanubhakta Dhakal.

Yadav will be deputy prime minister with law portfolio, while Dhakal will be the new health minister.

Incoming ministers Portfolios  Outgoing ministers
Hridayesh Tripathi Minister of Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal Babu Pandit
Ghanashyam Bhusal Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakra Pani Khanal
Lekhraj Bhatta Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Yadav
Rameshwor Ray Yadav Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista
Basanta K Nembang Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth
Parbat Gurung Minister of Women, Children and Senior Citizens Tham Maya Thapa
Moti Lal Dugad Minister of State for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Dhan Bahadur Budha
Nava Raj Rawat Minister of State for Health and Population Ram Kumari Chaudhari
Ram Bir Manandhar Minister of State for Urban Development Surendra Kumar Yadav

A version of this article appears in print on November 21, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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