The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has asked the government how the government land of Baluwatar got transferred in the name of CPN General Secretary Bishnu Paudel’s son.
“Does the prime minister know about involvement of the ruling party in transferring ownership of government land to individuals or not?” NC Spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma asked during a press conference organized at the party office in Sanepa on Monday. “Will the prime minister who speaks about zero tolerance of corruption take action on that or not?”
Land mafia in connivance with staffers at the land revenue office has transferred ownership of 113 ropanis of land in Baluwatar to different individuals, a commission formed by the government following complaints that government land at Baluwatar has been transferred to some individuals has concluded.
Bishnu Paudel has been dragged into the controversy as eight annas out of the 113 ropanis has been transferred in the name of his son Navin.
NC Vice-president Bimalendra Nidhi addressing the press conference accused the government of anti-public works. He also accused PM KP Sharma Oli of asking his cadres to pelt stones on the opposition. “What has happened to our prime minister to call for pelting of stones at the opposition?” Nidhi asked.
PM Oli addressing the nation on the occasion of Nepali New Year on Sunday had stated that the elderly and youths may pelt stones at those opposing the government.
NC has also called the one-year term of Oli government disappointing. Spokesperson Sharma pointed how the government has failed to deliver justice in rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur, implement federalism, integrate staffers, allocate budget as per the demand of provinces, allow the chief ministers to govern, and accused PM Oli of unnecessarily centralizing all the powers at the PM’s Office, indulging in guffs instead of working.
“Is PM’s success measured through works or guffs?” Sharma asked.