Govt sacks Gandaki and Sudurpaschim Governors

Sita Poudel and Ganga Prasad Yadav appointed Governors of Gandaki and Sudurpaschim respectively


May 3, 2021


Govt sacks Gandaki and Sudurpaschim Governors

A meeting of Cabinet held at PM’s residence in Baluwatar. (File photo)

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed new Governors in Gandaki and Sudurpaschim Provinces.

The government recommended the removal of Gandaki and Sudurpaschim Province incumbent governors and  decided to appoint Sita Poudel and Ganga Prasad Yadav as the new governors respectively.

A cabinet meeting held in Baluwatar on Monday decided to recommend to the President to remove the heads of the two provinces, a minister said.

Sharmila Kumari Pant (Tripathi) of Sudurpaschim Province and Amik Sherchan of Gandaki Province had been made the governors in the past as per power-sharing deal with CPN-Maoist Center. They have been relieved of their duties.

After the dissolution of erstwhile ruling Nepal Communist Party, the government had sacked province 2 governor Tilak Pariyar, who was also affiliated with Maoists, and had appointed Dr. Rajesh Jha Ahiraj as the new governor in Province 2.