PM Oli calls ministers, secretaries, ‘Tell me your plans’

Published On: March 18, 2018 03:46 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Mar 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who has been accused of focusing too much attention to become a powerful prime minister by spending huge energy to invite political parties on board called ministers and secretaries today. The meeting is likely to order each minister and secretary to carry out immediate activities that would bring a sigh of relief to the public.

Details into what the PM will order is yet to be known, Bishnu Rimal, political advisor to Oli said, adding that the meeting was scheduled at Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at 3:00 PM.

With RJP on board, the Oli led government is likely to expand its cabinet of ministers for the third time. Earlier this week, Oli’s initial 17 ministries were broken to adjust new ministers from FSFN, thereby expanding the number of ministries to 22. 

During the meeting, Oli is expected to take note of short and long-term plans and strategies of each ministry while fulfilling the commitments the Left Alliance made during its election campaigns.

After almost six decades of political instability, Oli successfully became one of the most powerful prime ministers of the country by securing more than two-third majorities. He has also consolidated power and brought three major departments under the purview of the Prime Minister. The departments include National Investigation Department, the Department of Revenue Investigation and the Department of Money Laundering Investigation.

With an end to political pressure, Oli is fulfill popular needs of peace, stability and development. Efforts are currently underway to cement the Left Alliance by merging the CPN-UML and the Maoists. Both UML chair Oli and and Maoist Center chair Dahal have in principle agreed to rotate leadership of both the unified party and the government.

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