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Agriculture Minister Dutta sacked

KATHMANDU, March 26: Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has on Monday sacked Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Nandan Kumar Dutta from the post of Minister.

 

Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai communicated to President Dr Ram Baran Yadav about Minister Dutta being relieved of his post from the current Council of Ministers as per Article 38 (8) (c) of the Interim Constitution of Nepal, according to a statement released by the Office of the President here on Monday night.

 

This is the second time that Dr Bhattarai has sacked a minister from his cabinet. Earlier, Minister for Labour and Transport Management, Sarita Giri had been sacked from the cabinet on March 23.

 

Lately, Dr Bhattarai had sought clarification from the two Ministers and two other Ministers of State for their reported controversial activities. Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai had exchanged the portfolio of Minister of State for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dilip Maharjan and Minister of State for Land Reforms, Jwala Kumari Shah. RSS

 

Published Date: Monday, March 26th, 2012 | 11:38 PM

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