HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Rajendra Mahato, Sabhawana Party chairman, was today sworn in as the new Minister of Health and Population, days after his appointment as a new minister.
Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai administered the oath of office and secrecy in the presence of President Ram Baran Yadav at Shital Niwas.
Minister Mahato was unable to take the oath of office and secrecy before as he
was busy in political parleys with other major political forces on issues of constitution-drafting.