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Cabinet reshuffle plan put on hold after ruling parties’ agreement

Sher Bahadur Deuba speaks in a Parliament meeting.
Sher Bahadur Deuba speaks in a Parliament meeting.

Kathmandu, June 6

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has put on hold the suggestion from the ruling alliance member CPN-Unified Socialist for a cabinet reshuffle.

The Unified Socialist party had recommended five new names to be inducted into the cabinet by replacing its five ministers. Whereas the recommendation was made on Sunday afternoon, Deuba was yet to approve that.

But, before that, some “outgoing” ministers reportedly expressed their dissatisfaction with the PM. Ultimately, top leaders of the ruling parties held a meeting on Monday morning and decided to not reshuffle the cabinet now.

A source says the coalition decided to put on hold the cabinet reshuffle suggestion citing the House of Representatives is currently discussing the new budget plan.

Referring to Prime Minister Deuba, one of the ministers reported as removed yesterday says, “He said nothing would change before the budget plan is endorsed. He has asked us to continue the job.”

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