NCP Secretariat discusses Cabinet reshuffle

Published On: September 20, 2020 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

The next meeting is scheduled for 1PM on Monday

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: A Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Sunday dwelt on the issue of Cabinet reshuffle, the party said.

The meeting which was held at Parisdanda for the first time ever since the unification of the then CPN (UML) and the CPN (Maoist Center) to form the NCP, said the party’s Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha. “In today’s meeting, we held policy discussions on Cabinet reshuffle,” said he, adding that the Cabinet will be restructured based on the decision by the party’s Standing Committee. He also added that preliminary discussions on the criteria for the reshuffle also took place during the meeting.

The meeting, however, did not discuss the possible names of the incoming and outgoing ministers from the party.

Another meeting is scheduled for 1 PM on Monday which will primarily dwell on the appointments to the vacant seats in the constitutional organs including the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) and concluding the remaining tasks of party unification.

The Secretariat meeting which used to be mostly held either at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Baluwatar or at the NCP headquarters in Dhumbarahi, took place for the first time in the building which once served as the headquarters of the then CPN (Maoist Centre) before its merger with the then CPN (UML) in 2018.

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