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New Nepal PM sworn in

world Updated: Aug 29, 2011 23:37 IST
Utpal Parashar
Utpal Parashar
Hindustan Times
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A day after getting elected, Maoist vice-chairman Baburam Bhattarai was sworn in as Nepal's 35th prime minister on Monday. The 57-year-old was administered oath of office and secrecy by president Ram Baran Yadav at a brief function held at Sheetal Niwas, the official residence of the president.

The new PM administered oath to president of Madhesi Peoples' Rights Forum (Democratic) Bijay Kumar Gachchadhar as the country's new deputy prime minister and home minister.

Gachchadhar, a prominent leader of United Democratic Madeshi Forum, the conglomeration of five Madhesi parties whose support was key in ensuring Bhattarai's victory was deputy PM in the Madhav Kumar Nepal government as well. No other minister was sworn in on Monday.