Ex-PM Bhattarai calls for launching probe into private properties of incumbent, former PMs (with video)
February 26, 2020 05:40 PM NPT
By: Kunga Hyolmo
KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai on Wednesday demanded a probe into the private properties of the present and all the former Prime Ministers.
Addressing the meeting of the House of Representative, Dr Bhattarai urged lawmakers to initiate the serious investigation into the properties of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and former PMs accumulated through illegal means.
"How can an ordinary man amass huge properties worth billions and have a luxurious life once he becomes the prime minister? Obviously, no. Hence, I suggest the lawmakers launching a probe into the matter," he said
Dr Bhattarai who had also served as the Minister for Finance claimed that the salary given to the prime minister is not enough to have a luxurious life with private cars, and grand bungalow. “There must be some other hidden sources of income and it needs to be investigated,” he added.
He also accused the government of promoting corruption and failing to maintain good governance in the country.