Ending months of speculations regarding who will be in and who will be out in the cabinet, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli inducted nine new faces in his cabinet while bidding bye to as many number on Thursday afternoon. Cabinet reshuffle was the talk of the town for many months but it had not materialized mainly due to differences within the ruling Nepal Communist Party as to who should actually be relieved of duty.
KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Regardless of internal pressure from a section in the Samajwadi Party Nepal (SPN) to take umbrage and quit the government following the unilateral move of Prime Minister KP Oli to change the ministerial portfolio of party Chairperson Upendra Yadav and recall a state minister from the party in the recent cabinet reshuffle without any prior notification, SPN leaders have said that they will not be walking out of the government immediately.
KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Samajwadi Party Nepal (SPN) leaders have accused Prime Minister KP Oli of disregarding coalition culture by keeping them in the dark about the cabinet reshuffle. Prime Minister Oli late Wednesday evening brought in nine new faces into the cabinet in the first major reshuffle since he took office in February last year.
KATHMANDU, Nov 20: After a month-long exercise Prime Minister KP Oli has decided to reshuffle his cabinet on Wednesday, ousting some ministers to induct new faces and shunting some others to new portfolios.
For many months now, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has been considering changing some of the ministers in his cabinet in the face of growing public criticisms against the government. Indeed, some ministers have landed in controversies. Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth, for example, was in the limelight from the beginning of his tenure for his supposed role in impeding the implementation of the government decision to end syndicate and cartels in public transport.
KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Even as Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli replaced some of his aides and advisors, the much-talked-about cabinet reshuffle is expected to take some more time despite the prime minister’s series of consultations with top ruling leaders about changing the ministers of his Cabinet.
KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that there is no possibility of cabinet reshuffle at least before the by-elections scheduled for November 30.
KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Amid criticism from across the political spectrum, including the ruling Nepal Communist Party, for failing to deliver results as expected by the general public, Prime Minister KP Oli has renewed his efforts to reshuffle the cabinet. A reshuffle is expected to take place once internal differences about whom to pick as new ministers or whose portfolios to change are ironed out.
KATHMANDU, June 27: Minister for Physical Infrastructure an Transport Raghubir Mahaseth has ruled out the immediate possibility of a cabinet reshuffle. He said the reports of cabinet reshuffle were just rumors.
KATHMANDU, March 15: The Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Matrika Prasad Yadav hinted that he might be axed from his ministerial portfolio if Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is to reshuffle his cabinet.