KATHMANDU — UCPN (Maoist) official Lyarkal Lama has been arrested with 14 rounds of bullets on Sunday.
He was arrest after the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) discovered bullets from his Nepal Investment Bank locker in Durbarmarg during of its investigation.
Lama has handed over to the police office in Durbarmarg for further examination.
Lama, who has been accused of having a Nepali and Indian passport, a Tibetan refugee card and citizenship certificate from various districts of Nepal, was former CA member from the CPN-UML.
Lama was a State Finance Minister during Jhala Nath Khanal’s tenure as prime minister but had to resign from his state minister post following controversy over his citizenship certificate.
He then quit UML and joined UCPN (Maoist) where he was appointed as lawmaker despite some strong reservations from within the party.
The Election Commission had appointed Lama as Constituent Assembly (CA) member under the proportional representation (PR) quota from the UCPN (Maoist) on February 8.Follow @gorkhapost
PM Oli expands cabinet, 15 new ministers inducted
KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has has expanded the Cabinet inducting 15 new ministers from his party CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre), increasing the size of his Cabinet to 22 on Friday.With this, the cabinet led by PM Oli has been extended to 21 members.
Six lawmakers from CPN-UML and five from CPN Maoist Centre lawmakers have been inducted as Ministers to the Cabinet. Likewise, three lawmakers are included as Minister of State.
The newly appointed ministers and state ministers were administered the oath of office at President’s office in Sheetal Niwas, by President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas amid an official function.
The newly ministers are as follows :
Gokarna Bista – Minister for Labour and Employment
Pradeep Kumar Gyawali – Minister for Foreign Affairs
Rabindra Adhikari – Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation
Jagat Bishwakarma – Minister for Youth and Sports
Sher Bahadur Tamang – Minister for Law
Raghubir Mahaseth – Minister for Physical Infrastructure Planning and Development
Gokul Baskota – State Minister for Information and Communication
Padma Kumari Aryal -State Minister for Health and Polulation
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Barsha Man Pun -Minister for Energy and Water Resources
Giriraj Mani Pokharel – Minister for Education
Shakti Basnet – Minister of Forestry
Chakrapani Khanal – Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives
Bina Magar – Minister for Drinking Water
Ram Kumari Chaudhary – State Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives
PM Oli, earlier in the second expansion of his Cabinet, had appointed CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Ram Bahadur Thapa as Minister for Home Affairs, CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Matrika Yadav as Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, former governor Yabaraj Khatiwada as Minister for Finance, and CPN-UML’s Ishwor Pokharel as Defence Minister.Follow @gorkhapost