Dahal vows bigger action against corruptionThe prime minister says the government’s upcoming actions may cause more ripples in society.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said the government is preparing to take more actions like in the fake Bhutanese refugee scam that could create ripples in the society.
The prime minister was hinting at opening more corruption files in the days to come that could even affect his party, CPN (Maoist Centre).
Speaking at the 19th annual general meeting of Press Centre Nepal, the journalist’s wing of CPN (Maoist Centre), and the 21st memorial day of late senior journalist Krishna Sen ‘Ichchhuk’ at Sankhu, on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Saturday, Prime Minister Dahal said he has launched actions on corruption cases like the way he did while starting the people’s war.
“Bigger actions are in the offing that may become public after some days which is sure to cause more ripples [in the society],” said the prime minister addressing the function.
He said there was a risk in launching such an aggressive campaign against the corrupt people. “This is also a kind of war in which we can be trapped in an ambush anytime.”
Nepal Police has so far arrested 17 suspects and investigated 30 individuals including former ministers, senior government officials and middlemen involved in the fake Bhutanese scam. Based on the police investigation, the District Attorney Office Kathmandu has filed cases against the accused in the Kathmandu District Court. The racketeers had collected millions of rupees from hundreds of people promising to send them to the United States as Bhutanese refugees.
During the same function, government’s spokesperson Rekha Sharma said the government was under attack from all directions due to its move against corruption.
Sharma, who is also minister for communication and information technology, said those who were enjoying power in the past have been attacking the government.
The two-day-long annual general meeting of the Press Centre Nepal will conclude on Sunday issuing the Shankharapur declaration.