PM says he doesn’t maintain double standard when it comes to corruption
KATHMANDU, Sep 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said he doesn’t maintain double standards, and claimed the government has been intolerant against corruption after he came to power.
Addressing the nation on the occasion of fifth constitution day, PM Oli said that the authorities concerned have played an important role in the government’s “zero tolerance” against corruption.
“I have been saying time and again that I will not be involved in corruption, and I will not let others to do so. I do not maintain double standards when it comes to corruption,” said PM KP Oli, while addressing the nation.
PM Oli presented data of government authorities working in controlling the abuse of authority, corruption and irregularities after he came to power some two years ago. “The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has filed 792 cases in the last two years. Similarly, the Department of Revenue Investigation has filed cases against 1027 people on revenue leakage, foreign exchange fraud and illicit financial transactions (hundi), claiming a total of NRs. 31.05 billion in fines,” said PM Oli.
He further added that good governance and transparency are necessary for development. “Controlling abuse of authority, corruption and irregularities is challenging, but the government is intolerant against corruption” he added.