POKHARA: CPN UML provincial assembly member Prithvi Subba Gurung has been appointed as the Chief Minister of the Province 4 on Monday.
Province Governor Baburam Kunwar designated Gurung as Chief Minister of the province as per Constitution’s Article 168.2 after parliament members from the left alliance voted in majority supporting Gurung.
Out of the total 60 Provincial Assembly members, 27 from CPN UML and 12 from CPN Maoist Centre signed the proposal seeking appointment of Gurung as the Chief Minister.
With the appointment of Chief Minister, the process of provincial government formation has also begun in the Province. Gurung is set to expand the cabinet after taking oath of the office on February 14, 2018.
Interacting with the media following his appointment, Gurung remarked that the cabinet would be of modest size. Moreover, Gurung committed to enforce an appropriate law as per the Province’s geography incorporating all ethnicities and to develop a five-year-plan within six months to build a prosperous province.