Koirala expands Cabinet, inducts eight ministers

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Kathmandu, Jan 11: Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad on Thursday Koirala expanded the Cabinet, inducting three ministers and five state ministers. Koirala nominated his daughter Sujata Koirala as Minister without portfolio, while Nepali Congress leader Farmulla Mansoor was nominated as Minister for Science and Technology, which was vacant since a senior leader of the Nepali Congress (NC) resigned to form a new party of the Terai recently.

Similarly, NC leaders Ram Kumar Chaudhary and Dina Upadhyaya Aryal were nominated as State Ministers for Home and Water Resource Ministries, respectively.Koirala also appointed UML leader Nagendra Choudhary as Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.Two Maoist nominees, Padam Rai and Nabin Kumar B K, were appointed as Minister of State for Physical Planning and Works and Minister of State for Local Development, respectively.


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