M.P. Koirala cabinet, 1951

Matrika Prasad Koirala formed the first government of Nepal by a commoner after he was appointed as the prime minister by King Tribhuvan.[1] The government was formed after the previous government under Mohan SJB Rana fell after Nepali Congress ministers resigned.[2] King Tribhuvan made a royal proclamation on 16 November 1951 and invited Matrika Prasad Koirala from the Nepali Congress to form the government.[3]

M.P. Koirala cabinet, 1951
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Cabinet of Nepal
November 1951–August 1952
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M.P. Koirala
Date formed16 November 1951 (1951-11-16)
Date dissolved14 August 1952 (1952-08-14)
People and organisations
MonarchKing Tribhuvan
Prime MinisterMatrika Prasad Koirala
Total no. of members14 appointments
Member partyNepali Congress
History
PredecessorMohan SJB Rana cabinet, 1951
SuccessorM.P. Koirala cabinet, 1953

Matrika Prasad Koirala resigned on 14 August 1952 after dissent in the Nepali Congress against his working methods.[1]

CabinetEdit

Portfolio Minister Affiliation Took office Left office
Prime Minister

Minister for General Administration

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Hon. Matrika Prasad Koirala Nepali Congress 16 November 1951 14 August 1952
Minister of Finance Subarna SJB Rana Nepali Congress 16 November 1951 14 August 1952
Minister of Home Affairs

Minister of Food

Surya Prasad Upadhyaya Nepali Congress 16 November 1951 14 August 1952
Minister for Transportation Bhadrakali Mishra Nepali Congress 16 November 1951 14 August 1952
Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Canals

Minister of Land Management

Ganesh Man Singh Nepali Congress 16 November 1951 14 August 1952
Minister of Defence Kaiser SJB Rana Rana regime 16 November 1951 14 August 1952
Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Mahendra Bikram Shah Nepali Congress 16 November 1951 14 August 1952
Minister for Planning, Mines, Forest and Electricity Mahabir SJB Rana Rana regime 16 November 1951 14 August 1952
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Khadga Man Singh Nepali Congress 16 November 1951 14 August 1952
Minister for Education Sarda SJB Rana Rana regime 16 November 1951 14 August 1952
Minister for Local Autonomous Administration Narad Muni Thulung Nepali Congress 16 November 1951 14 August 1952
Minister for Law and Justice Bhagwati Prasad Singh Nepali Congress 16 November 1951 14 August 1952
Minister of State for Health Nar Bahadur Gurung Nepali Congress 16 November 1951 14 August 1952
Minister of State for Forests Dharma Ratna Yami Nepali Congress 16 November 1951 14 August 1952

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Levi, Werner (1953). "Government and Politics in Nepal: II". Far Eastern Survey. 22 (1): 5–10. doi:10.2307/3024691. ISSN 0362-8949. JSTOR 3024691.
  2. ^ Joshi, Bhuwan Lal; Rose, Leo E. (2004). Democratic Innovations In Nepal: A Case Study Of Political Acculturation. Mandala Publications. ISBN 978-99933-1-023-5.
  3. ^ "सभापति श्री मातृका प्रसाद कोइराला प्रधानमन्त्रीको अध्यक्षतामा मन्त्रीमण्डल गठन". rajpatra.dop.gov.np. Retrieved 2020-12-31.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)