Oli expands CabinetPrime minister appoints seven new ministers.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expanded his Cabinet, for a second time since he dissolved the House of Representatives last month.
Oli has appointed seven Cabinet ministers and one state minister.
According to a notice published by the Office of the President, the current Council of Ministers now has 22 Cabinet ministers and three state ministers.
Oli has appointed Khagaraj Adhikari as home minister.
The home minister post was vacant after the Supreme Court on May 20 scrapped appointment of seven ministers, including Ram Bahadur Thapa who was leading the Home Ministry, saying they were not lawmakers. Oli dissolved the House a day later.
The other appointees are Nayankala Thapa, Jwala Kumari Sah, Narad Muni Rana, Raj Kishore Yadav, Ganesh Kumar Pahadi and Mohan Baniya.
Nayankala Thapa, wife of Ram Bahadur Thapa, has been given the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
Sah has been given agriculture, Rana forest, Yadav commerce and supplies and Pahadi general administration.
Baniya has been appointed minister without portfolio and Asha Bishwokarma has been appointed state minister for forest.