Ten people, including seven new ministers and three ministers of state, were sworn in on Sunday after a split between the coalition parties in the union and the states. State Chief Amik Sherchan administered the oath of office to the newly appointed minister.
From the Nepali Congress, Bir Bahadur Rana of Palpa has become the Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Surendra Bahadur Hamal of Banke has become the Minister of Forest, Environment and Land Conservation, and Basiuddin Khan of Rupandehi has become the Minister of Education, Science, Youth and Sports.
Similarly, Arjun Kumar Shrestha of Dang and Rina Nepal BK of Kapilvastu have been sworn in as ministers of state from the Nepali Congress. Shrestha is the Minister of State for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation and Rina is the Minister of State for Tourism, Rural and Urban Development. Similarly, Tilak Ram Sharma of Bardiya has been made Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications and Indrajit Tharu of Dang has been made Minister for Health, Population and Family Welfare.
From the Maoists, Bimala Kumari Wali Khatri of Dang has become the Minister of State for Health, Population and Family Welfare and Sushma Yadav of Kapilvastu has become the Minister of State for Agriculture, Food Technology and Land Management. Rama Gharti of Palpa has become the Minister for Law, Women, Children and Senior Citizens from the CPN-Unified Socialist Party.
A new government was formed in Lumbini on August 28 under the leadership of KC of the Maoist Center. The UCPN (M) has formed a 17-member cabinet from seven members with the participation of the Center, Congress, JSP and independent groups. Lumbini has more jumbo cabinets than any of the other seven states.