Minister Hamal announces to resign amid controversy

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KATHMANDU: Newly appointed Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Gajendra Hamal has announced to tender resignation from the ministerial position. 

Minister Hamal, who was appointed on Friday in the latest Cabinet expansion, said that he is submitting his resignation letter to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba later on Sunday. 

His decision to step down from his new position comes at a time when questions were raised over his relation with Chief Justice Cholendra Sumsher JB Rana. At the same time, he is the only non-MP minister in the 25-member Deuba Cabinet. 

“I used my discretion as I do not want to be dragged into controversy without any reasons. Though leaders from the party [Nepali Congress] advised me not to step down, I have made my mind to resign,” he said. 


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