UML quits Bagmati province government

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Makwanpur: The CPN (UML) has quit the Bagmati province government.  All the five ministers who were representing the party in the provincial council of ministers tendered their resignation to Chief Minister Shalikram Jamkattel.

Those resigning from their posts are Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning Jagannath Thapaliya, Minister for Forests and Environment Keshav Prasad Pokhrel, Minister for Water Supply, Energy and Irrigation Eklal Shrestha, Minister for Health Rameshwar Shrestha and Minister for Industry, Commerce and Land Administration Prakash Shrestha.

The agreement for formation at the centre of a government of national consensus reached between the Nepali Congress and the UML has its ripple effect in the provincial government here as well.