KATHMANDU, June 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is expanding the Council of Ministers on Thursday.
According to Bishnu Rijal, a leader of the ruling CPN-UML, PM Oli is preparing to induct seven ministers and a minister of state at 4 PM today.
Oli is appointing new ministers for seven ministries. He had made several changes in his Cabinet on June 4.
A writ petititon has been registered at the Supreme Court seeking nullification of the latest reshuffle. The Supreme Court, on June 8 refused to issue an interim order on the writ petitions filed against the regic of the Council of the Ministers.
A single bench of Justice Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada issued a show-cause order in the name of the defendant. Hearing the writ petitions, the bench ordered both the sides to be present before the court on June 22.