Pokharel sworn in as Lumbini CM amid protests

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BUTWAL, May 2: Chief Minister of Lumbini Province, Shankar Pokharel took an oath of office of secrecy on Sunday evening. 

Hours after his resignation from the position of the chief minister, Governor of Lumbini Proince, Dharmanath Yadav re-appointed for the same position on Sunday afternoon 

Pokharel’s swearing ceremony was held at the Office of Chief Minister amid a tight security despite the protests from the opposition parties. Dharmanath Yadav, Governor of the province reached the CM’s office to administer the oath of office and secrecy to Pokharel . 

Shortly after being re-sworn as the chief minister, Pokharel fomed a four-member Cabinet. Province assembly members Santosh Pandey, Bijaya Bahadur Yadav, Baijanath Chaudhary and Hari Riaj were appointed ministers. Governor Yadav appointed them as the ministers at CM Pokharel’s recommendation. 

Pokharel had earlier stepped down from the post of chief minister as a no confidence motion registered against him was scheduled to be tabled and discussed at the special session of Lumbini Province Assembly. 

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