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‘Nepal’s Federal Cabinet to undergo reshuffle soon’ 

POKHARA: Nepal’s federal cabinet, under the leadership of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, will be undergoing a cabinet reshuffle soon, Nepal Communist Party, (NCP) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ confirmed.

“The cabinet reshuffle is at high stake. The Prime Minister, on Tuesday, held talks with the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal about changing faces in the cabinet currently under his leadership. He is going to reshuffle the cabinet very soon – probably within a months,” said the former Prime Minister speaking at a press conference organised in Pokhara by the Press Centre Nepal, Kaski, today.

NCP chair Dahal added ‘He is considering the cabinet reshuffle very soon, it could be as quick within a months but won’t take longer than months for sure’.

He, however, said that the Prime Minister’s has main role in reshuffling the government, and it would be done whenever he wants it.

The unification of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) was a great achievement and it has been important for the country’s prosperity, added Chair Dahal.

A long consultation had taken place with the Prime Minister on the issue of concluding the remaining work of the unification, he said, adding that allocation of party central members and remaining tasks in this regard would be completed after the party secretariat meeting scheduled for June 22.

On Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal carrying out criminal activities, NCP Chair Dahal said there had not been substantial progress achieved by the team formed to hold talks with the group.

He added that the course the group has taken would not benefit the country and the people.

Likewise on the Guthi Bill, referring to the government having withdrawn the bill amidst a widespread protest, Chair Dahal said that the government was responsible for the people, and it would act for their welfare and on their wishes.

In another context, he stressed the need for amending and making changes in the Media Council Bill through a parliamentary process.

Saying problems have triggered due to lack of homework within the government and NCP regarding the bill, the NCP Chair said that future course of action would be taken in coming days in this regard only after holding discussion with stakeholders.

He termed the budget brought for coming fiscal year 2019/20 as encouraging and balanced.

Published Date: Thursday, June 20th, 2019 | 12:43 AM

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