KATHMANDU, Mar 16: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is likely to expand his cabinet of ministers by adding Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) into the government today. At present, there are seven ministers from CPN UML and Maoist Center.
Prior to brining FSFN on board, Oli had carried discussions with Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Upendra Yadav, chairmen of Maoist Center and FSFN respectively. The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, however, has decided not to join the Oli led government.
From UML, Pradip Gyawali, Gokul Baskota, Prem Ale Magar, Raghubir Mahaseth, Rabindra Adhikari and Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal are likely to become ministers.
Likewise, Janardan Sharma, Barshaman Pun, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, Bina Magar and Giri Raj Mani Pokhrel are seen as potential ministers.
At present, Ishwar Pokhrel, Lal Babu Pandit, Yubaraj Khatiwada, Tham Maya Thapa, Ram Bahadur Thapa and Matrika Yadav have taken ministerial portfolio.