Nepal: PM Oli to shuffle the cabinet today

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Nov 20, 2019, 10.00 AM(IST) Edited By: Bharat Sharma

Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli (File photo) Photograph:( Reuters )

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The latest cabinet meeting was held at PM's residence in Baluwatar

KP Sharma Oli, who took over as the Prime Minister of Nepal twenty months ago is set to shuffle his cabinet today. He informed his Council of Ministers that the shuffle would take place today, requesting them to not make plans and to stay in the Kathmandu valley.

''I will be reshuffling the cabinet tomorrow. Some of you might be replaced by new faces; you will know my decision the next day. I thank you all for your support and ask you not to take it otherwise," a minister requesting not to be identified by name quoted Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli as saying after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday evening.

The latest cabinet meeting was held at PM's residence in Baluwatar.

"He (Prime Minister) did not give any hints about who would be going off the seat and who will be chaired. Even I don't have a clue whether I would remain minister for remaining days or it's my last day in the post," the minister added.

This did not happen out of the blue as the PM had been planning to reshuffle the cabinet for a long time and even asked his secretariat members to resign from the post.

The incumbent government under the leadership of KP Sharma Oli was formed in February of 2018 after the landslide victory in the Federal Election. The erstwhile Communist Party of Nepal-Marxist Leninist won the maximum seats after forming an alliance of Leftist parties in Nepal.

(With inputs from ANI)