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17 ministers of CPN Maoist Center have en masse resigned from Deuba cabinet in Nepal.
17 ministers of CPN Maoist Center have en masse resigned from Deuba cabinet in Nepal.
Senior party leader and Minister without portfolio Giriraj Mani Pokharel submitted resignation letter to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba after a cabinet meeting at Kathmandu on Friday.
 
On October 17 last year Prime Minister Deuba had stripped portfolios of Maoist Center ministers after party forged electoral alliance with opposition CPN UML.
 
However ministers continued in the government without portfolio. CPN UML and CPN Maoist Center left alliance has registered landslide victory in the recently held parliament and provincial assembly elections.
 
The new government is likely to be formed after the election of National Assembly, the upper house of parliament, scheduled on February 7.