New PM Deuba, three DPMs, four ministers sworn in

Posted on: June 07, 2017 | views: 376

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has administered oath of office and secrecy to newly elected Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba amidst a special function at the Rastrapati Bhawan, Shital Niwas.


The Legislature-Parliament yesterday elected Nepali Congress (NC) President Deuba and lone candidate in the race of the new prime minister as the 40th Prime Minister through an election. 


PM Deuba took oath of office and secrecy as the Prime Minister in the name of God, country and people.  


Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, preceding Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', Acting Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli, Speaker Onsari Gharti and chairman of main opposition CPN (UML) KP Sharma Oli among others were present on the occasion.


Likewise, three Deputy Prime Ministers-- Bijay Kumar Gachchhadhar also the Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development from the Nepal Loktantrik Forum; Krishna Bahadur Mahara along with the portfolio of Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the CPN (Maoist Center) and Gopalman Shrestha also the Minister for Education from the Nepali Congress—took oath of office and secrecy from the President on the occasion.


Similarly, the President administered oath of office and secrecy to four ministers in the Deuba's government--NC leader Gyanendra Bahadur Karki (Minister for Finance); CPN (Maoist Center) leader and previous Energy Minister Janardhan Sharma (Minister for Home Affairs); NC leader Farmullah Mansoor (Minister for Labour and Employment) and CPN (MC) leader Prabhu Saha (without portfolio).