I won't be corrupt, won't tolerate corruption: PM

Published On: January 30, 2019 09:09 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: With questions being raised over the sincerity of the government in combating corruption, Prime Minister KP Oli, on Tuesday said that he would not tolerate corruption in any form, adding that his government would bring stringent measures to fight the menace.

Emphasizing on the leftist government's zero-tolerance policy against corruption, Oli warned that those misusing power would have to pay the price irrespective of their political affiliations.

“I will not be corrupt and I will not tolerate corruption. This is our declared policy,” PM Oli said while speaking at a function organized in the capital to mark the annual day of Armed Police Force (APF).

'Conspiracies afoot to incite fresh conflict' 

Speaking at the function, Prime Minister Oli also said that the government was committed to completing the remaining works of the peace process, while urging the stakeholders concerned not to politicize the matter.

“The peace process is finally coming to an end after a decade-long Maoist insurgency and another decade of political transition. We can only move forward, not backward. It won't be wise to revert, inciting conflicts again,” Oli said, adding that some elements were hatching plot to take the country back to conflict.

2,807 security personnel killed in insurgency declared martyrs

On the occasion, Prime Minister Oli also informed that the government had declared all 2,807 security personnel killed in the line of duty during the Maoist insurgency as martyrs. Those declared martyrs include 1,448 from Nepal Police, 1,018 from Nepal Army, 318 from APF and 23 from the National Investigation Department.

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