Samajwadi Party ‘dislikes’ cabinet reshuffle, but will not leave government


Kathmandu : Ruling coalition partner Samajwadi Party says although it does not support the Prime Minister’s reshuffling of the cabinet, it will not leave the government just yet. Health Minister Upendra Yadav, who has now been given the reigns of the law ministry, will continue to represent the party in the government, the party said. Yadav’s portfolio was changed and his state minister, who was also from the Samajwadi Party, was relieved of his position after Prime Minister Oli reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday night. While some leaders of the party pressed the leadership to leave the government, party chiefs Upendra Yadav and Baburam Bhattarai decided to stay on, sources say.