Cabinet expansion postponed

KATHMANDU: Expansion of the Council of Ministers, earlier scheduled for today, has been postponed for the next couple of days.

This change in expected date of cabinet expansion came in view of the possibility of the Federal Socialist Forum- Nepal joining Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli led government.

Speaking at a public event in the capital today, PM Oli said that the Cabinet will assume a full shape within a day or two.

The Prime Minister was preparing for appointment of new members to the Cabinet today but the likelihood of FSFN joining the government has delayed that process a little.

18 new members were slated to join the Cabinet today, comprising CPN-UML and CPN Maoist Centre parliamentarians.