PM Dahal prepares for Cabinet reshuffle before addressing parliament

Published On: March 3, 2024 04:25 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 3: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is gearing up for a Cabinet reshuffle ahead of his upcoming address at the House of Representatives (HoR) meeting. 

Amidst parliament disruptions from opposition parties demanding resignation of several ministers, Speaker Devraj Ghimire has urged PM Dahal to respond to the opposition's inquiries.

PM Dahal is scheduled to address the meeting accordingly on Monday.

In a recent meeting between PM Dahal and Sher Bahadur Deuba, president of the Nepali Congress, the two leaders reportedly reached an agreement to proceed with a Cabinet reshuffle. 

As PM Dahal prepares for this reshuffle, the government is considering whether to completely revamp the ministerial lineup or opt for selective replacements.

Three ministers, namely Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Prakash Jwala, Minister for Health and Population Mohan Basnet, and Tourism Minister Sudan Kirati, are facing calls to step down.

Minister Jwala has faced criticism for the tragic Balkumari incident, while Ministers Basnet and Kirati are mired in corruption allegations and face complaints from multiple quarters.

Sources indicate that PM Dahal has given Deuba a week to recommend suitable candidates from the Nepali Congress to be included in the reshuffled Cabinet.


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