KATHMANDU: A meeting of the Council of Ministers is underway at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar Kathmandu.

Prime Minister and ministers attending the meeting of the Council of Ministers at PM’s official residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu, on Thursday, September 4, 2020. Photo: PM’s Secretariat/Rajan Kafle

The cabinet meeting will discuss the nomination of the ruling party’s Vice-chair Bamdev Gautam to the National Assembly. Also, the matter of expiry of six-month tenure of Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada’s will also be tabled at the meeting.

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A nine-member Secretariat of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Wednesday decided to send party Vice-chair Bamdev Gautam to the National Assembly.

Prime MInister KP Sharma Oli responding to Finance Minsiter Yubaraj Khatiwada during the cabinet meeting being held at PM’s official residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu, on Thursday, September 4, 2020. Photo: PM”s Secretariat/Rajan Kafle

The PM may ask Khatiwada to resign and reappoint him as a minister for six more months, but such a decision would not go well with Oli-baiters in NCP, as the PM had already made Khatiwada the finance minister for six months although he was not a member of the federal Parliament.

Finance Minister Khatiwada likely to lose ministerial berth with Gautam’s nomination

As per the constitutional provision, a person can become a minister for six months but s/he must become a federal lawmaker if s/ he wants to continue to hold the ministerial portfolio.

 


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