Lumbini Chief Minister Chaudhary expands CabinetAssigns ministries to two ministers without portfolios.
Ghan Shyam Gautam
Lumbini Chief Minister Dilli Bahadur Chaudhary expanded his Cabinet on Monday, inducting three new ministers.
The chief minister also assigned ministries to two ministers without portfolios.
Chandrakesh Gupta of the Janamat Party has been appointed the minister for social development and Bhandari Lal Ahir of the Janata Samajbadi Party the minister for agriculture and land management.
Likewise, Raju Khanal of the Nepali Congress has been appointed the health minister.
Dharma Bahadur Chaudhary of the Nagarik Unmukti Party has been assigned the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Santosh Kumar Pandey of the Loktantrik Samajbadi Party the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Law and Cooperatives.
Chaudhary and Pandey were appointed ministers around a month ago.
The newly-appointed ministers will be sworn in by provincial head Amik Sherchan at 3pm today.
Nepali Congress provincial assembly leader Chaudhary was appointed Lumbini chief minister on April 27.
Congress and the Maoist Centre have agreed to lead the provincial government by turns. As per the agreement, Chaudhary will lead the government first and Maoist Centre leader Jokha Bahadur Mahara will succeed him later.