News digest: Governance (August 5 – 11, 2021)

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The Sher Bahadur Deuba government undid decisions made by the KP Oli government. On August 3, the government scrapped the Land-related Problems Resolution Commission. Previously, the government had also scrapped Oli government’s 11 ambassadorial appointments.

Janata Samajbadi Party chair Mahantha Thakur has been removed from his position as party chair after the Election Commission decided to include only leaders of the Upendra Yadav-led group in the central executive committee.

KP Oli spoke in the House of Representatives on August 10 for the first time after his ouster as Prime Minister. He criticized the Sher Bahadur led coalition government, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, and Madhav Kumar Nepal.

The Department of Roads submitted reports of 150 road and bridge building projects which have been held up because of delays and irregularities to the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority.

The newly created government of Sher Bahadur Deuba is due to update the ordinance budget which was presented during the end of May. Furthermore, a white paper has surfaced discrediting the government of KP Oli.

Kul Man Ghising has been appointed as the managing director of Nepal Electricity Authority, returning after 11 months after exiting. Madhu Prasad Bhetuwal, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation’s spokesperson, confirmed this move from the cabinet.

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