UML SC authorises Oli to decide ministers' names

KATHMANDU: The standing committee (SC) meeting of CPN-UML which was being held to decide the names of lawmakers to be inducted in the government, has concluded.

Since the meeting could not execute a unanimous decision on the names, the SC has now authorised party chair and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to pick the 11 names that will join the Cabinet.

The meeting has also officially decided to work toward including Madhes based parties, Federal Socialist Forum Nepal and Rashtriya Janata Party Nepal, in the government.

Meanwhile, the committee meeting has also decided to halt all decision making activities at the committee and organisational levels,  in view of the ongoing unification process between UML and Maoist Centre.