Finally, the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) Mahantha faction has joined the government today. The decision to join the JSP government was taken after a meeting with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Valuwatar on Friday at 1 pm. Jaspa had prepared the list of names to be ministers on Thursday.
The ministry and the minister have decided on the same list in a meeting held on Friday afternoon. Jaspa has got 8 ministers and two ministers of state. A JSP leader said the newly appointed ministers would be sworn in at around 7 pm. According to the leaders, Rajendra Mahato has been appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Urban Development Minister.
Sharat Singh Bhandari has been given the ministry of energy, Anil Jha the ministry of drinking water, Vimal Srivastava the ministry of labor and Uma Shankar Aragaria the ministry of youth and sports.
Similarly, Laxman Lal Karna has been given the post of Minister of State for Land Reforms and Management, Uma Shankar Aragaria has been given the post of Minister of State for Forest and Environment, Ekwal Miya has been given the post of Minister of State for Youth and Sports, Chanda Chaudhary has been given the post of Minister of State for Women, Children and Senior Citizens.