Premier defends property detailsPrime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has defended his property details made public on Wednesday, claiming that he does not own anything besides what he declared.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has defended his property details made public on Wednesday, claiming that he does not own anything besides what he declared.
PM Dahal submitted his property details, four months after he was elected, stating that he owns just one kattha (338.57 square metres) land and three tola (approximately 34 grams) gold, both in his spouse’s name.
“When we brothers received our shares of parental property, I got one-and-a-half bighas of land. I sold it all and handed over the cash to the party,” Dahal said at a press meet organised in Bharatpur on Saturday.
He vented his ire at the allegations that he owned a couple of high-rise buildings. “Some people claim that every tower or high-rise building is owned by me. When I went to inaugurate the Chandragiri cable car, they said that too belonged to me,” he said. “Now I have started telling people that the whole country is mine.”
Claiming that local body elections were possible by mid-May, Dahal said he was for holding the polls in a new structure. He also rebuffed claims of consensus between three major parties on holding the polls in the old set-up.
PM Dahal, who is also the chairman of the CPN (Maoist Centre), said party leader Top Bahadur Rayamajhi’s protest against splitting Province 5 was against the party’s decision.