We joined govt after commitment to form a body to probe corruption cases: Lamichhane

Published On: December 26, 2022 07:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 26:  Rabi Lamichhane, chairman of the Rastriya Swatantra Party, has said that they decided to join the government after a common agreement to form a commission empowered to investigate the issue of corruption.

Chairman Lamichhane, speaking to the media after the meeting of the ruling coalition at the parliament building in New Baneshwor on Monday, said that he decided to join the government after it was agreed to form a commission or mechanism empowered to investigate corruption. He mentioned that all the ruling parties have agreed on this matter.

Similarly, he mentioned that there is a common commitment in the bill of education and health. He said that there has been a common consensus among the ruling parties on giving the right to vote to Nepali citizens living abroad, bringing special programs for new businessmen, etc.

He further added that the common consensus will be made public. He said, “Our condition is that there are new and old issues against corruption. Hence, after all the parties agreed on forming a commission that is ruthlessly empowered, or to create such a mechanism, we   made  a common commitment on the education and health bills, we agreed not only on ensuring the voting right of Nepalis living abroad which the Supreme Court has  asked to give, but also on their social, economic, and a special program for new businessmen, with the promise of a rescue team if they get stuck while working there. There  will be seven, eight points from our side.”

Chairman Lamichhane made it clear that his claim lies with the Deputy Prime Minister along with the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Leave A Comment