Khanal extends cabinet; five ministers, seven state ministers

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Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal has finally expanded his eight-member cabinet by inducting five UML leaders as cabinet ministers and seven others as state ministers, Monday.

PM Khanal has appointed Urmila Aryal as the Minister for Local Development, Raghubir Mahaseth as Minister for Irrigation, Gokarna Bista as Minister for Energy, Bhanubhakta Jaisi as Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation and Yuvraj Karki as Minister for General Administration.

Likewise, he has appointed Dambar Sambahamphe as Minister of State for General Administration, Bhagwati Chaudhari as Minister of State for Forest and Soil Conservation, Larkyal Lama as Mininster of State for Finance, Ramji Sharma as Minister of State for Energy, Dambar Sunar as Minister of State for Irrigation, Satrughan Mahato as Minister of State for Local Development and Radha Gyawali as Minister of State for Education.

The Prime Minister’s Office has sent the list of ministers and state ministers with their portfolio allocation to the Office of the President. The swearing in function will be organised only on Wednesday as Tuesday is a public holiday due to Ram Nawami.

Reports about PM expanding the cabinet with only ministers from UML were doing rounds in the media since last few days.

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