January 19, 2017 04:39 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Jan 19: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to the two new ministers at a special ceremony held at the Office of the President, Sheetal Niwas, on Thursday afternoon.
Those taking the oath of office and secrecy as Minister in the presence of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' are Prem Bahadur Singh and Kumar Khadka.
Singh has been sworn in as the Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation while Khadka as the Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare.
With induction of Singh and Khadka, the total number of members of the Council of Ministers has reached 43.
Newly-sworn Minister Singh is from the Samajwadi Janata Dal and Khadka from Akhanda Nepal Party. RSS