Deuba plans to form a ‘small size’ cabinet

Published On: July 13, 2021 09:37 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 13: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is set to become prime minister on Tuesday as per the Supreme Court order, is set to form a small cabinet.

A meeting of the opposition coalition held on Monday after the Supreme Court ordered Deuba to be sworn in as the prime minister by 5 PM on Tuesday has agreed to form a small cabinet.

A meeting of the top leaders of the opposition coalition on Tuesday morning will decide the names of the leaders who will participate in the government. "Even though there are some indications for the swearing in of the prime minister, the time has not been fixed yet," said Bal Krishna Khand, chief whip of the Nepali Congress. “Along with the swearing in for the post of the prime minister, the cabinet will be formed on Tuesday itself.” For that, the top leaders will sit down in the morning and make a decision.

The coalition, which has agreed to take the initiative to form a government by including all parties for the defense of the constitution, is preparing to expand the cabinet on that basis. One of the leaders informed that they are preparing to move ahead by including all the parties in the alliance at the initial stage of the formation of the cabinet.


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