‘Dissatisfied’ Yadav to hold decisive talk with Oli today

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Upendra Yadav, also the chair of Samajbadi Party Chair, will hold a decisive talk with Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli today evening to figure will decide whether his party will stay or quit the government.

PM Oli, in a bid to address public complaints about underperforming ministers, on Wednesday axed nine ministers and introduced new faces to his council of ministers. Oli also shifted Yadav from Health Ministry to Law Ministry.

But Yadav, who was away in Delhi when the changes in the ministry were made, is not happy with his transfer to another ministry, it has been learned.

It is said that Yadav became displeased after Oli swapped his ministry with Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal.

“As soon as Yadav returns to Kathmandu from Delhi, he will visit the prime minister for a final talk,” said Rakam Chemjong, a leader of Samajbadi.

Although Samajbadi leaders have repeatedly threatened to quit the government if the ruling Nepal Communist Party continues to ignore their calls for the constitution amendment, the party still faces a dilemma whether to keep on or not.

A leader close to the party said Oli’s move has been taken as his strategy to remove from the power.