'Won't budge,' PM rules out government change

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said speculations about the government change are mere rumours.

"Talks about the change of government are rumours," Oli said while addressing a seminar organised by the Ministry of Land Reform and Management.

Oli, meanwhile, also hinted that the government, which is already jumbo with 41 members, might rather expand.

In a tweet this afternoon, Oli said the government would not change immediately, but expand.

हल्लै हल्लाले हल्लिने र त्यसैका पछि कुद्ने बानी परेको छ कतिपयलाई,सरकार परिवर्तनको हल्ला खुब चलेको छ तर, सरकार परिवर्तन होइन विस्तार हुँदैछ ।

— PM K.P. Sharma Oli (@PM_Nepal) July 7, 2016

The Prime Minister expressed his hope that the seminar would be successful in identifying problems of land management in Nepal and finding their solutions.

Minister for Land Reform and Management Ram Kumar Subba, State Minister Bikram Bahadur Thapa, Assistant Minister Dinesh Shrestha as well as lawmakers Keshav Badal and Badri Pandey had also addressed the seminar inaugural.

(With inputs from the Rastriya Samachar Samiti)