KATHMANDU, June 24: Two days after the Supreme Court annulled the cabinet expansions following the dissolution of the lower house of federal parliament, the existing five members of the KP Sharma Oli-led Cabinet have been assigned additional ministerial portfolios.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari, at the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Oli, assigned additional ministerial portfolios to Bishnu Poudel, Krishna Gopal Shrestha, Basanta Kumar Nembang and Lila Nath Shrestha including Oli.
With the latest reshuffle, Oli will take charge of Defence and Foreign Affairs ministries.
Other four ministers will have the following portfolios :
1. Bishnu Poudel :
Industry, Commerce and Supply
Energy and Water Resources
2. Krishna Gopal Shrestha
Education, Science and Technology
Forest and Environment
Youth and Sports
Labor and Employment
Health and Population
3. Basanta Kumar Nembag
Physical Infrastructure and Transport
Agriculture and Livestock Development
Communication and Information Technology
4. Lilanath Shrestha
Law and Parliamentary Affairs
Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation