UML PP leader Dor Mani Paudel appointed CM of Province 3

HETAUDA: The CPN-UML Parliamentary Party leader Dor Mani Paudel has been appointed as Chief Minister of Province 3 on Sunday.

Governor Anuradha Koirala appointed Dor Mani Paudel as Chief Minister of the province as per the Article 168.1 of Constitution of Nepal following recommendation of UML Province 3 Parliamentary Party.

According to Province 3 Secretary Chaturbhuj Gyawali, Governor Koirala is scheduled to administer the oath of office and secrecy to newly appointed CM Dom Mani Paudel at 9:30 AM tomorrow.

After CM's swearing-in programme, CM will administer oath of office and secrecy to two more ministers of Paudel led cabinet, according to UML leader Deepak Niraula.

After the swearing-in programme, CM is scheduled to visit Martyrs Memorial Park in the city to offer garlands at the martyrs' statue.

A three member cabinet including CM will be formed, informed the newly appointed CM Paudel.

Earlier, CPN Maoist Centre and its PP leader Salikram Jamarkattel had supported UML PP leader Dor Mani Paudel for Chief Minister of Province 3.

CM Paudel served two stints as Mayor of Hetauda Municipality after winning 1991 and 1997 elections.

During his term as the mayor of the city, he developed Hetauda as an exemplary municipality in the nation. CM Paudel also served as a member of High-level Recommendation Commission for State Restructuring.

Currently, he is also vice president of the International Network of Local Bodies United Cities and Local Governments, president of Makwanpur Multiple Campus and president of Martyrs Memorial Development Committee.

Paudel was born on March 28, 1946 to father Mayanath Paudel and mother Kulkumari Paudel at the then Farping VDC in Makwanpur district.

He is a permanent resident of Nawalpur in Hetauda Sub Metropolitan City-11. Paudel holds Bachelor of Art degree from Tribhuvan University.

Before joining mainstream politics, Paudel worked as a school teacher for ten years from 1976 to 1986.