Kathmandu: Nepal’s federal cabinet, under the leadership of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, will be undergoing a cabinet reshuffle soon, sources have confirmed.
“The cabinet reshuffle is at high stake. The Prime Minister, on Sunday, held talks with the President about changing faces in the cabinet currently under his leadership. He is going to reshuffle the cabinet very soon – probably within a week,” a source from within the Prime Minister’s residence told ANI.
As per the source, who accompanied Oli for Sunday’s meeting, the Prime Minister reached the President’s residence, Sheetal Niwas, at around 9:30 pm and returned to his residence by 10:10 pm (local time).
“He is considering the cabinet reshuffle very soon, it could be as quick within a week but won’t take longer than 2 weeks for sure. He is taking this step keeping the investment summit slated for March in focus,” the source added.
The landlocked Himalayan Nation, which is still recovering from the deadly April 2015 earthquake, has called for another investment summit on March 29 and 30, 2019.
The source inside the PM’s residence also claimed that the current Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation is likely to be sacked by Oli in the probable reshuffle, adding that Janardan Sharma is being considered for the post instead.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Oli and CPN Leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda have held separate meetings and consultations in the recent past on the likely reshuffle, the source informed.