Madhesh Chief Minister Yadav expands Cabinet; inducts six ministers, three state ministersThe CPN (Maoist Centre) refused to join the government, expressing discontent over its share in the government.
Madhesh Chief Minister Saroj Kumar Yadav on Friday expanded his Council of Ministers, inducting six ministers and three state ministers.
The newly appointed ministers are from the CPN-UML, the Janata Samajbadi Party and the Janamat Party.
The CPN (Maoist Centre) refused to join the government, expressing discontent over its share in the government. The party declined to join the government after the chief minister allocated one ministerial berth against its demand for two ministerial positions in the Cabinet.
Mahesh Prasad Yadav has been appointed Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Commerce; Surita Kumar Sah as Minister for Social Development; Satrudhan Prasad Singh as Minister for Home Affairs and Communications; Singhasan Sah Kalawar as Minister for Water Supply and Energy Development; Raj Kumar Lekhi as Minister for Law, Justice and Provincial Affairs and Mohammad Jayad Kha Alam as Minister for Woman, Children, Youth and Sports.
Likewise, Sheikh Abdul Kalam Aajad has been appointed as State Minister for Social Development; Keshav Raya as State Minister for Home Affairs and Communications and Sanjay Kumar Yadav as State Minister for Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives.
The new ministers and state ministers took an oath of office and secrecy before province head Harishahkar Mishra.
Janata Samajbadi Party provincial assembly leader Yadav was appointed as the chief minister of Madhesh Province on January 11.