(Sunday, 29 March, 2020)

I affirm my commitment to transform  state-5 into a model state of Nepal by establishing underlying policies, plans, infrastructure and development framework for qualitative and timely service delivery.

Shankar Pokharel  (born 1964) was elected as the central secretary of Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) from 1998 to 2008. He was also appointed as Minister for Information and Communications. He has also worked as Kathmandu Valley Committee member of CPN-UML. Pokhrel was elected as Member of Parliament in the legislative election of 1994 from Dang–3. In 2008, he was inducted to the CA via PR system. He had also contested from Dang-4 in the CA Election 2013 representing CPN-UML. In 2017, Pokhrel was elected as state council member from Dang-2.

At present, Pokhrel serves as Chief Ministers of State 5.  He also serves as standing committee member of CPN-UML.