Ruling party Secretariat starts discussions on Cabinet reshuffleFurther discussion will continue when the Secretariat meets again on Monday at 1pm, party spokesperson says.
The Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, held for the first in Paris Danda, on Sunday started discussion on a Cabinet reshuffle “to make the KP Sharma Oli government more effective.”
Paris Danda used to house the headquarters of the former CPN (Maoist Centre) before its merger with the former CPN-UML in May 2018.
Since Oli became the prime minister, the party meetings used to be held at Baluwatar, barring some which were held at the former UML’s Dhumbarahi-based party office.
“We have determined four agendas for the Secretariat meeting and today we discussed various ways to make the government more effective,” party spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha told reporters after the meeting. “We discussed the principles and criteria; we have not started discussion on individual names yet.”
The party has been discussing a Cabinet reshuffle for quite some months as the leadership was engaged in finding a larger power-sharing deal to defuse a crisis that had taken the party close to a split.
After months-long negotiations, party chairs Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal managed to avert the party split, but insiders say the larger understanding entails a Cabinet reshuffle as appointments in various bodies, including constitutional and foreign missions.
The meeting will continue on Monday.
“The party has called the meeting at 1pm Monday at Paris Danda,” said Shrestha.