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No compromise over good governance, Rabi innocent: PM Dahal



Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda

Kathmandu, March 19: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said he will not compromise with anyone regarding the government’s commitment to establishing and promoting good governance.

In his response to concerns raised by the House of Representatives (HoR) members, the Prime Minister said anyone found indulging in wrongdoings during an investigation will not be allowed walk freely.

“Nothing will prevent the government from taking action against any wrongdoings if proved during the investigation,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that he leads the government with the resolution of promoting good governance and the government is investing big scams of corruptions, cases of gold smuggling and illegal grabbing of public land. “The government will scale up its moves against such illicit activities,” he added.

Addressing queries from opposition members regarding the appointment of Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) President Rabi Lamichhane as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs despite allegations of misappropriating cooperative funds, the Prime Minister clarified, “Investigations thus far have not linked him to the cooperative’s Board of Directors, account committee, or loan committee.”

Furthermore, he has not been proven to be an employee of the cooperative or hold any institutional roles. Additionally, there are no ongoing legal proceedings against him, the PM said.

The Prime Minister informed the House that documents showed a cooperative loan issued in Lamichhane’s name has been repaid and the government has been briefed by the police that in Lamichhane’s case, no further investigation is required.

It may be noted that the major opposition Nepali Congress is a critical of the appointment of Lamichhane as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home citing that he is under investigation over his alleged in the cooperative disputes. #Nepal


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