Unified Socialist in crisis: Ministers Ale, Jhakri resign citing party pressure

Kathmandu, June 26

Minister for Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Ale and Minister for Urban Development, Ram Kumari Jhakri have resigned from their post effective immediately citing pressure from their CPN-Unified Socialist Party.

They organised different press conferences at their respective ministries in the capital this evening and announced their resignation.

It has already been three weeks since the party has recommended a reshuffle into the cabinet. It has called back four ministers and sent new ones in their place.

However, the cabinet reshuffle was postponed then citing it could give trouble for the government to endorse the annual budget plan. However, with the new budget plan for the next fiscal year already endorsed by both houses of parliament, the party has put pressure on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to implement the decision effectively.

Meanwhile, the two other ministers representing the Unified Socialist–Birodh Khatiwada and Krishna Kumar Shrestha aka Kisan–are yet to announce their resignation.

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