PM Dahal to reshuffle Cabinet; a small Council of Ministers including UML and RSP to be announced today

Published On: March 4, 2024 11:30 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

HoR meeting adjourned

KATHMANDU, March 4: The CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal who is also the prime minister is going to reshuffle the Cabinet and form a small-sized new government. Among the leaders said to be joining the government today are Upendra Yadav from Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP), Padam Giri from CPN-UML and Barshaman Pun from Maoist Center and Rabi Lamichhane from Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RSP). They are slated to assume ministerial roles.

Maoist Secretary Devendra Paudel has said that there has been a change in the alliance as part of an effort to unite all the leftists parties.

The Maoists, who won 32 seats in the Federal Parliament elections by making an alliance with the Nepali Congress (NC), formed the government with the UML after the elections.

Dahal, who became the Prime Minister on December 25, 2022, had succeeded in forming a power alliance with the NC by agreeing to make Ram Chandra Paudel the President a year ago.

At that time, NC, CPN (Unified Socialist) and other parties accepted Dahal as the Prime Minister in the government saying that they had joined the Left Democratic Alliance.

Besides, the scheduled meeting of the House of Representatives has been postponed following the latest political developments. 

An official from the Parliament Secretariat confirmed that the HoR meeting has been postponed to 11 am on Thursday, March 7.

Initially set for 11 AM on Monday, a meeting of the House of Representatives had the agenda of an address by PM Dahal. With the meeting adjourned, the Prime Minister's address program has been automatically suspended.

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