CPN-UML decides to send Bishnu Paudel in Oli Cabinet as Finance Minister

KATHMANDU: The CPN-UML has decided to incorporate the party's deputy general secretary, Bishnu Paudel, in the Cabinet that KP Sharma Oli will form after he is sworn in as the Prime Minister.

Paudel, who was elected to the Parliament from Rupandehi, will be appointed as the Finance Minister, according to party sources.

After he is sworn in as the Prime Minister, CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli will form a mini Cabinet incorporating some ministers from coalition allies his party, UCPN-Maoist, Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal and Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Democratic.

The party's Standing Committee took decision to send Paudel, who has earlier served as minister, to take charge of the Ministry of Finance.

The UCPN-Maoist has decided to send Haribol Gajurel as the party representative in the coaltion government.

Oli will extend the Cabinet later.


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