•      Mon Jul 22 2024

Prime Minister Dahal gets additional portfolios

Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda

Kathmandu, July 4: President Ramchandra Paudel has assigned Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ himself to look after the ministry portfolios handled by eight ministers representing the CPN (UML) in the existing Council of Ministers, including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Physical Infrastructure Raghuveer Mahaseth, following their resignation from their posts.

The President assigned these portfolios to Prime Minister himself on his recommendation, the Office of the President said in a communiqué today.

Along with DPM and Minister Mahaseth, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Padam Giri, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Jwala Kumari Saha, Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Balram Adhikari, Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Damodar Bhandari, Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens Bhagawati Chaudhary, Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation Rajendra Kumar Rai and Minister for Defence Hari Prasad Uprety on Wednesday tendered their resignation to Prime Minister Dahal in accordance with Article 77 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal.

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