Govt able to retrieve Lalita Niwas land: PM Dahal

Published On: February 21, 2024 08:54 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the government has been able to reclaim its ownership of public land worth Rs 800 billion.  He made such a remark during his meeting with a delegation led by the Rastriya Prajatantra Party on Wednesday in the context of the recent court verdict in the Lalita Niwas land-grab case.

PM Dahal said the government retrieved its ownership of the Lalit Niwas land due to the government's initiation.

During the meeting, the delegation led by party Chairman Rajendra Lingden acknowledged 'good initiatives' of the government and urged PM Dahal to further improve the performance.

PM Dahal emphasized that all political parties should extend thankfulness to the government for its actions and investigation into the fake Bhutanese refugee scam, Lalita Niwas land grab scam and gold smuggling case.

"This verdict was possible since the incumbent government took a serious step in connection to the fake Bhutanese refugee scam, Lalita Niwas land embezzlement scam and the gold smuggling scam. The government had arrested the accused in these scams and presented the file in the court after concluding investigation. The court, due to this, has given a fair verdict. Lalita Niwas's land worth Rs 800 billion has been brought back to the ownership of the government," PM Dahal explained.

On a different note, the PM refused to comment on the Rastriya Prajatantra Party's (RPP) decision to take to the streets with its agenda and said, "May your struggle be peaceful. We are trying to conclude a peace process.” 

In the meeting, the RPP had handed over a memorandum with the party’s viewpoint to the PM.



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