NC finalizes Shrestha, Karki as ministers

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Discussion on other ministerial nominees underway Nepali Congress (NC) on Wednesday has finalized Gopal Man Shrestha and Gyanendra Karki for two ministerial portfolios. Shrestha and Karki are taking oath of office and secrecy as Deputy Prime Minister and minister respectively.

"However, ministerial portfolios are not yet finalized," a source close to new-elected Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Debua informed Setopati.  

"PM Deuba is holding a discussion to pick two or three ministers for oath taking process today itself from NC," source said, "After finalizing names of other ministers from NC, the party will also finalize on the ministerial berths."

Deuba will be accompanied by Shrestha and Karki alone in Shital Niwas for the sworn-in ceremony today if other names could not be finalized.

Gopal Man Shrestha, originally from Syangja, was a vice chairman of Nepali Congress Democratic and Gyanendra Karki, former chairman of Nepal Student Union, shared a political proximity with Deuba since a long time.

PM Deuba is also holding consultations with NC senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel for finalizing other ministers' names from the party. Mahesh Acharya and Farmulla Mansoor are also probable names for ministers.

Meanwhile, ruling coalition party CPN (Maoist Center) is holding a meeting to finalize minister's name for joining the government.


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