Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli has inducted Yogesh Bhattarai as a new Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
Bhattarai is a ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) lawmaker from Taplejung. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to newly appointed minister in Kathmandu on Wednesday evening.
Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and other dignitaries were also present at the swearing in ceremony.
The post of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister was lying vacant after Rabindra Adhikari died in a helicopter crash in February this year.
Since then, ministry’s portfolio was with the Prime Minister.