Bagmati Province Chief Minister Rajendra Pandey on Thursday expanded his cabinet by inducting two province assembly members as ministers.
Province governor Yadav Chandra Sharma administered the oath of office and secrecy to Shalikram Jamakattel of CPN (Maoist Centre) and Nima Lama of Nepali Congress (NC) as the ministers on the recommendation of Chief Minister Pandey.
Jamakattel is given the responsibility of Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning while Lama would serve as the Health Minister in the Bagmati Province Government. Jamakattel is the parliamentary party leader of Bagmati Province Assembly of the Maoist Centre whereas Lama is the parliamentary party secretary of the NC in Bagmati.
Earlier on 28 October, a four-member council of ministers was formed in Bagmati Province under the leadership of Chief Minister Pandey.