Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is preparing to appoint the Janata Samajwadi Party’s (SP) Thakur-Mahato alliance to his cabinet today.
According to a JSP source, the faction’s top leaders are willing to join the government under Article 76 (5) of the Constitution after Prime Minister Oli has met each of their demands.
President Bidya Bhandari released an ordinance on citizenship on Sunday, which the JSP applauded.
In a press statement released after President Bhandari issued the ordinance on Sunday afternoon, JSP Chairman Mahantha Thakur expressed his delight that it had materialized on his own initiative.
Thakur expressed joy, saying that millions of people who have been denied citizenship for a long time will now be granted citizenship.
The Thakur-Mahato party has shown support for Prime Minister Oli, even though it has remained neutral at times.
So much so that the opposition coalition offered the faction the role of Prime Minister, but the faction declined. They stayed neutral, stating that constructive talks with the Prime Minister were in the works.
On Sunday, President Bhandari signed an ordinance allowing the Thakur-Mahato group to join the government.
Since the last few days, the faction has been negotiating a power-sharing arrangement with Oli.
According to Baluwatar sources, Prime Minister Oli is willing to give the Thakur-Mahato faction ten ministerial portfolios.
Since the Supreme Court stripped ministers of their positions who had been appointed from the CPN, Prime Minister Oli has been in charge of seven portfolios (Maoist Center).
Rajendra Mahato is expected to enter the Oli-led government as Deputy Prime Minister, according to reports. Raj Kishor Yadav, Anil Jha, and Sharad Singh Bhandari are among the JSP leaders from the Thakur-Mahato faction who may join the government.