Morang, Sept 25: Koshi Province Chief Minister Hikmat Kumar Karki on Monday inducted four new ministers: two full and two ministers of state to his Cabinet to expand the Council of Ministers.
The new ministers are Leela Ballabh Adhikari (internal affairs and law), Buddhi Kumar Rajbhandari (water supplies, irrigation, energy), Ram Prasad Mehata (state: industry, agriculture, and cooperative) and Niran Rai (state: economic affairs and planning). The appointments of the ministers were made in accordance with the Article 168 (9) of the Constitution.
Province Chief Parshuram Khapung administered the oath of office and secrecy to ministers Adhikari and Rajbhandari amidst a ceremony on Monday. Similarly, ministers of state Mehata and Rai took oath of office and secrecy before the Chief Minister. (RSS)