Hetaunda, 12 February,2018 : Province 3 Chief Minister Dor Mani Poudel has formed a three-member Council of Ministers. The Poudel government has been the first provincial government of the country as other provinces are yet to form their governments.
After taking the oath of office and secrecy, Poudel inducted his party CPN-UML’s Keshav Sthapit and coalition partner CPN-Maoist Centre’s Shalik Ram Jamakattel as ministers.
They have been given Physical Infrastructure and Internal Affairs portfolios respectively. Jamakattel is most likely to hold the second rank in the joint government after Poudel. Therefore, the Maoist Centre’s parliamentary party leader has been given the powerful ministry.
The two ministers were also sworn in by Province Chief Anuradha Koirala during a special function organised in the provincial capital Hetaunda.
Before this, Newly appointed Chief Minister of Province-3, Dormani Poudel, has assumed office at the office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers.
After assuming the office he said that necessary laws would be enacted to run the provincial government.