Cabinet expansion likely on Thursday
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is planning to expand the Cabinet on Thursday.
Emerging from the Parliament meeting on Wednesday afternoon, Oli said the existing nine-member Cabinet would be expanded tomorrow by incorporating leaders from CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist parties.
The Maoist party held a standing committee meeting today to pick its representatives to the government, but failed.
The committee is scheduled to resume the meeting tomorrow morning.
The UML is also busy in intra-party consultations.
Meanwhile, the parties are also holding discussions on their candidates for President, Vice-President, Speaker and Deputy Speaker elections.
Elections for Speaker and Deputy Speaker are scheduled for Friday.