Three ministers of Karnali have been administered oath of office and secrecy again. They took oath today before Karnali Governor Govinda Prasad Kalauni.

The three had, on April 16 given a voted in favour of Province Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, going against the party whip in the vote of confidence. CM Shahi is from the CPN-Maoist Centre) while they represented the CPN-UML.

Earlier, the CPN-UML Province Assembly party had informed the PA secretariat that the three were relieved from the post of PA members for crossing the floor.

Speaker Raj Bahadur Shahi had informed the second session of the Province Assembly on April 25 that the three had been relieved of their posts.

They were reappointed ministers by Chief Minister Shahi. They are Minister of Industry, Tourism and environment Nanda Singh Budha, Minister of Physical Infrastructures Ammar Bahadur Thapa and Minister of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives Kurma Raj Shahi. Thapa and Shahi have been given the responsibilities of new ministries while Budha has been reappointed the tourism minister.

This is the third time that Budha took oath of office as tourism minister of Karnali.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 29, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.