Portfolio sharing still undecided; cabinet expansion 'maybe tomorrow'

KATHMANDU: With the CPN-UML and the CPN Maoist Centre failing to reach internal consensus on the names of lawmakers that would join the government as per the allotted ministerial berths, uncertainty looms over expansion even today.

According to earlier reports, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was slated to induct new members to his cabinet on Wednesday, last week, and the country would get to see a full-shaped Cabinet early this week.

Moreover, the number of ministries that these two parties would share if the Madhes based parties are to join the government, which is being worked on, is still undecided.

PM Oli on his appointment had said that it would take no longer than a week for the the Cabinet to assume a full shape.

However, owing to the possibility of the Madhes based parties' joining the government and the delay in finalising names of lawmakers that would join the cabinet as ministers, the possibility for the same to has gradually declined.

Oli was appointed the Prime Minister on Feb 15.