Deuba announces resignation, deems his tenure successful

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba addressed the nation following the final Cabinet meeting of the incumbent government at the PM's official residence in Baluwatar.

PM Deuba briefly talked on the role played by the incumbent government in the immediate past. He deemed the tenure of his government as a successful one claiming that the government had peacefully conducted elections of the three levels of governance under the new federal structure.

He also expressed gratitude toward the people and media for being supportive to the government and for helping with successful execution of the elections. The outgoing PM also extended his best wishes to the incoming government.

During his speech, Deuba also defended the government's decision to bring down the age limit for old-age allowance from 70 to 65.

Deuba's resignation came in the wake of EC's submission of parliamentary poll results to the President, paving way for the formation of the new government.

Present in the programme were Deputy Prime Ministers Bijay Kumar Gachhadar, Kamal Thapa, Gopal Man Shrestha and Ministers Rajan KC, Bikram Pandey among others.

Deuba headed straight to Sheetal Niwas to submit his resignation after the press conference and tendered his resignation to the President.