DPM Shrestha gets local development portfolio, too
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha has been given the additional responsibility as local development minister.
Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai gave him the extra portfolio on Monday, before leaving for Brazil. The portfolio was held earlier by Surya Man Gurung of Nepali Congress, who had resigned in the wake of dispute between the parties ahead of the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly.
DPM Shrestha assumed the responsibility of local development minister at the ministry's newly constructed building in Singha Durbar on Tuesday. On the occasion, he instructed the senior officials of the ministry to make effective the implementation of the government's programmes at the local level considering the absence of elected bodies. nepalnews.com