Sushil Koirala Cabinet and full list of ministers (2014 to 2015)

This is a part of series of historical posts in xNepali about the Prime Ministers.

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Following the Nepalese Constituent Assembly election in 2013, Nepali Congress leader Sushil Koirala was appointed the Prime Minister of Nepal. Sushil Koirala and backed by the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist). According to the power-sharing agreement, the cabinet consisted of 11 ministers from the Nepali Congress and 10 ministers from the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist), one minister of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), one minister of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party and five ministers from other parties.

Full list of ministers of the government:

Portfolio Minister Party
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala Nepali Congress
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Development Prakash Man Singh Nepali Congress
Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam Communist Party of Nepal (UML)
Minister of Finance Ram Saran Mahat Nepali Congress
Minister of Forest Mahesh Acharya Nepali Congress
Minister for Information and Communications Minendra Rijal Nepali Congress
Minister of Urban Development Narayan Khadka Nepali Congress
Minister of Law Narahari Acharya Nepali Congress
Minister for Education Chitra Lekha Yadav Nepali Congress
Minister of Irrigation Narayan Prakash Saud Nepali Congress
Minister of Physical Planning and Construction Bimalendra Nidhi Nepali Congress
State Minister for Labour Tek Bahadur Gurung Nepali Congress
Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey Communist Party of Nepal (UML)
Engergy Minister Radha Gyawali Communist Party of Nepal (UML)
Minister for Youth and Sports Purusottam Poudel Communist Party of Nepal (UML)
Minister for Agriculture Hari Parajuli Communist Party of Nepal (UML)
Minister for General Administration Lal Babu Pandit Communist Party of Nepal (UML)
Minister for Commerce and Industries Karna Bahadur Thapa Communist Party of Nepal (UML)
Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Bhim Acharya Communist Party of Nepal (UML)
Minister for Health and Population Khagaraj Adhikari Communist Party of Nepal (UML)

It took two weeks after being elected the prime minister for Sushil Koirala to finally form his cabinet of ministers. That was after a long talk between Nepali Congress and CPN-UML in internal discussions for weeks. The agreement was reached when Koirala agreed to offer Ministry of Home Affairs to UML.

CPN-UML had supported Sushil Koirala’s candidacy of the prime minister after a seven-point agreement between the two parties. Right after the election, UML refused to join the government accusing NC of not fulfilling its promises of providing UML with Home Ministry.

About Sushil Koirala

Video report after his death in 2016

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