Kathmandu, Aug 28: Nepal's Prime Minister Prachanda on Thursday, Aug 28 said that he will initiate the process to expand his cabinet by inducting the ministers from Unified Marxist Leninist (UML).
The two party meeting is expected to resolve the conflict over the hierarchy in the Maoist-led government and to end the formation of the cabinet. On Wednesday, Prachanda agreed to the UML's demand during a meeting with senior UML leader Bam Dev Gautam. "Although the two parties haven't reached a formal agreement over the issue, the Maoists have in principle agreed to provide the UML second position in the government," said UML leader Bhim Rawal.
The UML, a major coalition partner, has refused to join the Maoist-led government without second position in the government.
According to sources, Prachanda is 'positive' towards providing second position to UML leader in the cabinet, Nepanews reported.