Nepal | October 28, 2020

PM Oli summons cabinet meeting a day in advance

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KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called an ’emergency’ cabinet meeting on Sunday amid reports of possible cabinet reshuffle.

The meeting has been scheduled for 12:00 pm.

Read Also: Oli-Dahal hold talks ahead of emergency meeting

According to PM Oli’s press advisor Surya Thapa, there is no specific reason behind the meeting being called a day earlier.

“Although no specific subjects have been decided for the meeting, it is possible that the Minister’s will discuss the ordinance against acid attacks,” Thapa informed.

However, the meeting has been called at a time when reports are rife on the party co-chairs holding rounds of discussions over addition to the current cabinet, and even some changes in portfolios of several ministers.

The changes are being mulled in a bid to address power-balance issues in the party.

The rift between the two heads of the party had resolved to an extent recently after it was decided that PM Oli would take care of governance for his remaining tenure while Dahal would be in-charge of party affairs.

Ruling party’s internal proceedings had been ‘held hostage’ for long owing to the long-standing animosity between two warring factions in the party. At one point, the threat of a split loomed large. However, issues were put to rest after series of talks and especially after formation of a special task force to resolve internal disputes.

The meetings of Council of Ministers are regularly held on Mondays and Thursdays, the PM has taken exception to which this time and called one a day in advance.

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