SURKHET, June 6: The Karnali provincial Council of Ministers has finally got full shape. The provincial government has added one more ministry and appointed two ministers to give full shape to the cabinet.
Accordingly, the ruling coalition partner, Nepali Congress has got two berths in the cabinet. Provincial Assembly members Din Bandhu Shrestha and Yagya Bahadur BC were appointed the Minister for Water Resources and Energy and Minister for Social Development, respectively. They were recommended to the post by the NC parliamentary party.
Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi appointed them to the post on Sunday. Accordingly, Chief of the Province, Govinda Prasad Kalauni informed the provincial assembly about the appointment made to the Council of Ministers as per Article 168 (1) and Article 170 of the Constitution of Nepal.
The newly-elected ministers took the oath of office and secrecy today itself and assumed their respective offices, said the Karnali government Spokesperson and Minister for Internal Affairs, Sita Kumari Nepali.
The Karnali Council of Ministers led by Chief Minister Shahi includes Nanda Singh Buda as Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment, Amar Bahadur Thapa as Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Urban Development, Kurma Raj Shahi as Minister for Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives, Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning Gopal Sharma, Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Nepali, and the newly appointed ministers Shrestha and BC.