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PM dismisses all ministers of previous alliance, forms 4-member cabinet

Nepalkhabar

 |  Kathmandu

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ (File Photo)

In a dramatic move, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has dismissed all the ministers of the previous seven-party alliance including the Nepali Congress.

Prachanda dismissed all the ministers of the previous alliance and formed a four-member cabinet with the decision to rejoin the coalition of communist parties with CPN (UML).

"Prime Minister Prachanda has dismissed all the ministers representing the previous coalition," said a member of the prime minister's secretariat, "now the prime minister is in charge of all the ministries."

The three ministers who took oath at Sheetal Niwas on Monday have not been immediately assigned portfolios. They have taken the oath of office and secrecy as ministers without portfolios.

Padam Giri from UML, Hit Bahadur Tamang from Maoist Center and Dolprasad Aryal from RSP have taken oath as ministers.

All the three have become ministers for the second time. Maoist Center's Hit Bahadur was the sports minister earlier.

Similarly, UML's Padam Giri was the health minister for only 32 days from January 2023. RSP’s Aryal had also become the labor minister at that time in the Prachanda-led cabinet.



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