PM Oli, Chair Dahal discuss cabinet expansion issues

Oli, Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal Thursday held a meeting to discuss the Cabinet expansion issue and the election of deputy-speaker of the House of Representatives scheduled for tomorrow.

During the meeting held at the Baluwatar-based Prime Minister’s official residence, two leaders exchanged views on appointments of new ministers in the government from both political parties, as stated by Prime Minister’s information provider Ram Sharan Bajgain.

The meeting also touched on the issue of possible participation of the Federal Socialist Forum in the left government formed after the federal and State Assemblies elections.

CPN-UML Chair Oli had, with the support of the Maoist Center, become the prime minister on February 15 and since then he had expanded the Council of Ministers twice, but it is yet to get a full size.

As per the agreement reached between the two parties, the post of a deputy speaker is to be given to the UML while Krishna Bahadur Mahara had already been elected as the Speaker from the Maoist Center.