PM Oli expands Cabinet inducting leaders from UML, fringe parties
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Thursday expanded his Cabinet.
PM Oli inducted leaders of his own CPN-UML as well as some fringe parties including the CPN-ML and Janamorcha Nepal in the government today.
According to PM's press advisor Pramod Dahal, the new ministers would take oath of office and secrecy from the President at 4 pm.
Earlier, the Cabinet had 19 members including the Prime Ministers, three Deputy Prime Ministers, 13 Ministers and two State Ministers.
The names and portfolios of ministers is yet to be made public officially.
However, according to the sources, the following leaders will be sworn-in today as the Cabinet members:
Bhim Bahadur Rawal (UML): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence
CP Mainali (ML): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare
Chitra Bahadur KC (Janamorcha Nepal): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation
Shanta Manavi (UML): Minister without portfolio
Bishnu Prasad Paudel (UML): Minister for Finance
Ananda Pokharel (UML): Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
Sher Dhan Rai (UML): Minister for Information and Communication Technology
The Cabinet hence has six Deputy Prime Ministers now.