PM Deuba gears up for Cabinet expansion

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

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Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has geared up for expanding the Council of Minister. He held a meeting with CPN (Maoist Center) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda this morning. CPN (Maoist Center) is of one the coalition partners.

In the meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar, the two leaders discussed the expansion of the Council of Ministers and other contemporary political topics, PM Deuba’s personal secretary Bhanu Deuba said.

Before this, the five-party alliance convened its meeting in Baluwatar on Wednesday to discuss the Cabinet expansion and contemporary issues.

Nepali Congress president Deuba was appointed as the Prime Minister on July 13. He had formed the Council of Ministers inducting two members from the Nepali Congress and the Maoist Center each. PM Deuba inducted one Minister of State to his Cabinet last Sunday.

After taking the vote of confidence from the House of Representatives on July 18, the Prime Minister has been saying that he would run the government taking all parties on board.