Deuba to expand Cabinet as ruling alliance forges consensus
KATHMANDU, July 28:A meeting of the ruling alliance, held on Wednesday,agreed to expand the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led Cabinet immediately.
Purna Bahadur Khadka, Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary, told Ratopati that the meeting held at the Baluwatar-based official residence of prime ministers reached a consensus to expand the Cabinet immediately. “We’ll get a full-fledged Cabinet soon. The wait is almost over,” he said.
The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel, General Secretary Khadka and Krishna Prasad Sitaula on behalf of the NC.
Similarly, Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda from CPN (Maoist Center), Chair Updendra Yadav, Dr Babauram Bhattarai and Ashok Rai from Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) were also present in the meeting. Likewise, Bijaya Poudel, a leader close to the CPN-UML’s Madhav Nepal faction and Rastriya Janamorcha Chairman Chitra Bahadur KC were among those present in the meeting.