November 22, 2019 07:31 AM NPT
Newly-appointed ministers take the oath of office and secrecy during a swearing-in ceremony at Shital Niwas in Kathmandu on Thursday. Photo: Dipesh Shrestha/Republica
KATHMANDU, Nov 22: All six newly appointed full ministers and three state ministers assumed office on Thursday after taking the oath of office from President Bidya Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Oli respectively.
Social media was flooded all day with different reactions from various quarters following the cabinet reshuffle.
Many criticized the prime minister for dropping Gokarna Bista, allegedly under pressure from interest groups but praised him for appointing leftist thinker Ghanashyam Buusal. The prime minister came under flak from all quarters for making his cabinet less inclusive. Women in the 25-member cabinet have been reduced to two from four earlier.
Meanwhile, the new ministers stated their commitment to result-oriented work and dedication to the people while assuming office Thursday afternoon.