PM-elect Deuba to take oath with small Cabinet today – The Kathmandu Post

Jun 7, 2017-

President Bidya Devi Bhandari will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Prime Minister-elect Sher Bahadur Deuba at 2pm Wednesday.

Deuba will be sworn in with a small Cabinet, according a Nepali Congress leader. As of Tuesday, two names from the Nepali Congress have been finalised.

According to NC leaders, Mahesh Acharya and Gyanendra Bahadur Karki are almost sure to make it to the Deuba Cabinet. Some ministers from CPN (Maoist Centre) are also likely to be sworn in on Wednesday.

A Congress leader said the party might not repeat old faces. Gopal Man Shrestha, Bhishma Raj Aangdame, Ram Hari Khatiwada, Min Bishowkarma, Furmullaha Mansoor, Mahendra Yadav, Ambika Basnet, Dhyan Govinda Ranjit, Bharat Shah and Bir Bahadur Balayar are likely to be inducted, said sources. 

Deuba is likely to keep the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with himself, as there are talks about Sanghiya Samajabdi Forum-Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav joining the government. 

The Maoist Centre, on the other, has called a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the possible candidates for the Deuba Cabinet.

Published: 07-06-2017 09:56

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