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Maoist ministers to resign today

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KATHMANDU — Ministers from CPN (Maoist Centre) have finally decided to resign Friday almost three months after Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba stripped of their responsibilities after the party had forged electoral alliance with the CPN-UML.

On October 17,Prime Minister Deuba stripped 16 ministers, including seven state ministers, from the Maoist Centre of their responsibilities as the party refused to quit the government even after forging eletroral alliance with the main opposition UML.

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Maoist Center will notify PM Deuba about recalling of tits ministers without portfolio today, according to a decision announced on Thursday.

The decision came after some ministers elected to provincial assemblies pressed the party to quit the government so that they could make preparations for joining a provincial government, sources said.

Maoist minister Mahendra Shahi has been vying for the chief minister’s post in Province 6 while minister Asha Koirala has been elected a member of the Provincial 4 Assembly.

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Newly appointed guvs take oath of office and secrecy

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly appointed governors of all seven provinces on Friday amid a special function at the official residence of the President, Shital Niwas.

All seven governors appointed as the ceremonial state heads by the incumbent government on Wednesday were sworn-in at 4:00 pm Friday in Sheetal Niwas, according to Keshav Ghimire, joint secretary at the Office of the President.

Thegovernment had appointed Prof Govinda Subba as governor of Province 1, Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha as governor of Province 2, Anuradha Koirala for 3, Baburam Kunwar for 4, Umakanta Jha for 5, Durga Khanal for 6 and Mohan Raj Malla for Province 7.

ALSO READ :  EC distributes certificate to provincial assembly PR winners, allots election symbols to parties for NA election

Immediately after their sworn in by the president, the election body on Friday itself handed over the name lists of those elected to the provincial assemblies under the proportional representation (PR) category in the polls held November 26 and December 7.

As per the legal provisions, the election body needs to submit the name lists of members elected to the provincial assemblies to the governors within five days after announcing the poll results.

Before that, the EC had distributed the certificates to the winning candidates, paving the way for the formation of provincial assemblies and for conducting the upper house elections slated for February 7.

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