The Nepali Congress has submitted its list of 10 state ministers to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal. They will be sworn in on Wednesday.
Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi on Tuesday handed the names to the PM according to the recommendations made by NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba.
Once the 10 state ministers are inducted, the Dahal-led Cabinet will be 41-member strong. The cabinet already has 15 ministers from the NC, two from the Rastriya Prajatantra Party, one from the CPN (Samyukta), and eight ministers and four state ministers from the Maoist Centre. Sources said five of them were recommended by the establishment side, three by the Ram Chandra Poudel-led group, and one each by the factions led by Krishna Prasad Sitaula and Khum Bahadur Khadka.
Dirgha Singh Bhatt: Physical Infrastructure and Transport
Sitaram Mehata: Forest
Taraman Gurung: Health
Surendra Acharya: Irrigation
Subarna Jwarchan: Urban Development
Indra Baniya: Tourism
Dilip Gachhadar: Labour
Deepak Khadka: Drinking Water
Kanchan Bade: Industry
Mithu Malla: Commerce
The Kathmandu Post