Kathmandu: Nepal`s Cabinet on Tuesday nominated
senior Maoist leader Ram Karki, considered close to Premier
Baburam Bhattarai, as the country`s new Ambassador to India.
Karki, a Politburo member of the ruling UCPN-Maoist, will
succeed Rukma Shumsher Rana after the Parliamentary Special
Hearing Committee (PHSC) formally approves his name.
The Cabinet meeting, which was held at the Prime
Minister`s Office in Singha Durbar here, approved Karki`s name
along with two others for diplomatic postings in different
Health professional Mahesh Kumar Maskey has been
nominated as Ambassador to China while Joint Secretary
Dhananjaya Jha`s name has been proposed as envoy to the United
Karki is currently in-charge of Maoist party`s Limbuwan
State Committee and regarded close to Prime Minister
Karki`s wife hails from Sikkim, where she is currently
serving as a senior government official, according to Maoist