Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has been sworn in as the 40th Prime Minister of Nepal on 7 June. This is his fourth tenure as a prime minister of Nepal.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered oath of office and secrecy to Deuba amidst a special function in Sheetal Niwas.
With the swearing in ceremony, Deuba now has became the prime minister for the fourth who secured 388 votes of the total 593 votes in the parliament yesterday.
During the PM’s voting, 170 lawmakers mostly from CPN-UML voted against him while as many as 35 abstained from the voting process.
Along with Deuba, eight other ministers also took oath of office. Those include Bijaya Kumar Gachhedar, Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Gopal Man Shrestha as deputy prime minister.
CPN (Maoist Center) politburo member Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who leads the party in the Deuba cabinet, was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs.
Similarly Janardan Sharma was sworn in as Minister of Home Affairs while Prabhu Sah as minister without portfolio.
Similarly, Gopal Man Shrestha of Nepali Congress has been sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education while Forum Loktantrick Chairman Bijaya Gachchhadar as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs.
Prime minister Deuba at oath taking ceremony
PM Deuba taking oath of office