No manipulation of data in govt’s whitepaper: Finmin Sharma

Published On: August 10, 2021 04:20 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, August 10: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has claimed that the whitepaper issued by the government on Tuesday is not biased and that it reflects the country’s economic realities at present.

Amid ongoing criticism, the government today unveiled a whitepaper on the economy. “I am not making any accusations against the previous government and the data mentioned in the whitepaper has not been manipulated,” said Sharma replying to queries made by the lawmakers in parliament.

Sharma said that the presented document is not for revenge against the previous government but it is the mirror of the country’s economy. Sharma also expressed his skepticism on the vaccination drive launched by the previous government. “I have thoroughly studied the number of the imported vaccines and the actual number of people vaccinated, which shows that the statistics is not as per the one presented by the previous government,” he said.



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