President to hold consultations on Cabinet expansion

President Biday Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Election Commission, Cabinet Expansion

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is to consult the Election Commission and law experts in the context of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba sending a letter to the Office of the President recommending inducting the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) including RPP chairman Kamal Thapa in the present Council of Ministers.

The Office of the President stated today that the President shall decide regarding administering of oath to the new nominees after consulting the Chief Election Commissioner and commissioners of the Election Commission, and the law experts on the issue of Cabinet expansion in the situation of the code of conduct of the election to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies having already been implemented.

The Office of the President has made it clear that there was no truth whatever in the news disseminated by some media that the swearing-in program would be held on Saturday itself.