Nepal’s federal cabinet, under the authority of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, is going to be undergoing a cabinet reshuffle soon, sources have confirmed.
“The cabinet reshuffle is at high stake. The Prime Minister, on Sunday, conducted speaks with the President regarding changing faces in the cabinet currently under his authority. He is going to reshuffle the cabinet very soon – perhaps within a week,” a source from within the Prime Minister’s residence informed ANI.
According to the source, who supported Oli for Sunday’s meeting, the Prime Minister reached the President’s residence, Sheetal Niwas, at around 9:30 pm and came back to his residence by 10:10 pm (local time).
“He is thinking of the cabinet reshuffle immediately , it might be as quick within a week but is not going to take longer than 2 weeks for sure. He is taking this action retaining the investment summit slated for March in focus,” the source added.
The landlocked Himalayan Nation, that could be still retrieving 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 stated that the current Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation will probably be sacked by Oli in the probable reshuffle, adding that Janardan Sharma is currently being regarded as for the post instead.
In the meantime, Prime Minister Oli and CPN Leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda have conducted separate meetings and consultation services in the more recent past on the very likely reshuffle, the source advised.