Govt. committed to bring RJPN on board polls: Minister Mandal

Minister for Supplies Shiva Kumar Mandal

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 7: Minister for Supplies Shiva Kumar Mandal has said that it would be a big achievement for the government if the disgruntled Rastriya Janata Party Nepal participated in the third phase of local level elections.

Speaking during a program organized by Press Center Nepal to congratulate minster in Biratnagar on Monday, he said the government was committed to bringing the RJPN on board the polls while continuing activities initiated by erstwhile government in a bid to increase ownership of the new constitution. He also said the government was serious in holding elections—provincial and federal—within the stipulated timeframe (January 21, 2018).

On land purchase row involving Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), he said it seemed that the NOC purchased the land for storing fuel at higher rate than the market price and expressed commitment to taking action against such ‘fraud tendency’.

He also said the government would carry out a strong monitoring to check artificial shortage of goods and essentials during festivals like Dashain, Tihar and Chhath. RSS