DHANUSHA, June 10: Province-2 Chief Minister (CM) Lalbabu Raut expanded the Council of Ministers on Wednesday evening.
CM Raut inducted three province assembly members belonging to the Nepali Congress (NC) to the cabinet. The newly-appointed ministers are Ram Saroj Yadav (Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development), Om Prakash Sharma (Minister for Drinking Water and Energy Development) and Birendra Prasad Saha (Minister for Women, Children, Youth and Sports).
Province Chief Rajesh Jha administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly-appointed ministers on Wednesday itself
Earlier, the ruling Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal (Upendra Yadav faction), the NC and the CPN (Maoist Centre) reached an agreement on huffling the government in Province no 2.
CM Raut, on June 7, relieved four ministers from their ministerial portfolios. Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development Jeetendra Sonal, Minister of State for Social Development Abhiram Sharma, Minister of State for Physical Infrastructure Development Dimple Jha and Minister of State for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Suresh Mandal were expelled
All of them belonged to the Thakur-Mahato faction of the Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP).