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PM Deuba reshuffles cabinet, Maoist ministers relieved from portfolios

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has reshuffled the Cabinet on Tuesday evening and relieved all the ministers representing CPN (Maoist Center) from their portfolios.

However, the portfolio of CPN-United, Minister Mithila Chaudhary has been kept intact.  CPN-United was recently merged with CPN (Maoist Centre).

The prime minister has reshuffled the Cabinet after CPN (Maoist Centre)’s move to back down from its earlier decision to quit government. However, Maoist Centre said it has cancelled its decision to pull out of government after receiving tip that the government is trying to defer the elections dates.

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The decision came into effect from Tuesday itself, according to Govinda Pariyar, Press Coordinator of PM Deuba.

PM Deuba has appointed Rashtriya Prajatantra PArty(RPP) Chairman Kamal Thapa as Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister, Jayanta Chand as Minister for Supplies, Bikram Thapa as Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare and Dil Nath Giri as Minister for Urban Development.

Likewise,  Sushil Kumar Shrestha as State Minsiter for Supplies,  Bhaskar Bhadra has been appointed as State Minister for Energy,Kunti Shahi as State Minister for Urban Development, Kanta Bhattarai has been appointed as State Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare.

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Action should be taken against the corrupt : Prachand





LAHAN — CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that he is committed for not letting commission mongers and corrupt walk freely, stating development of the country is in a mess due to them.

“Development cannot be imagined without good governance. Action should be taken against the corrupt to maintain good governance. The government will take stern step for the same,” Dahal said while laying the foundation stone for upgrading task of East-West Postal Highway at Bariyarpatti of Siraha on Tuesday.

Saying political revolution has now completed, he expressed the view that Nepal would be made a prosperous country of the world within five to ten years with a new revolution of development.

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Likewise, Dahal also said that the left alliance had assured people of good governance, stability, development and prosperity through its common manifesto and claimed that the incumbent government, which has garnered around two thirds majority, would fulfill people’s wish and aspiration.

Saying the plan of upgrading of postal highway, which is considered as a lifeline of Madhes, was forwarded during his term as the Prime Minister, he said upgrading of the postal highway would not be obstructed in any pretext.

Similarly, Minister for Physical Planning and Transport, Raghubir Mahaseth, said that all political parties should stand together for the development and prosperity of the country.

He also said that the government would take action against those contractors who failed to complete the construction task on deadline.

Likewise, Chief Minister of province no 2, Lalbabu Raut, expressed determination that the provincial government would present itself strongly to control corruption.

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