PM answers lawmakers on range of issues


KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government is taking steps to initiate action against those involved in causing artificial price hike in the market.

The Prime Minister was responding to the questions put before him by lawmakers after briefing the today’s Parliament session about the Fourth Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) taking place in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31, and on the contemporary issues of the country.

The lawmakers had asked questions to the Prime Minister on issues as corruption, violence against women, criminal activities and taxation, among others.
In response to lawmakers’ questions, he said, “The present government does not indulge in any kind of corruption, nor does it allow others to do so. It does not tolerate corruption. The artificial price hike would be curbed in an effective manner through thorough market monitoring.”

Stating that the issue of local level tax has been blown out of proportion, the PM urged one and all to keep in mind that the goal of authoritarianism is to belittle the people’s votes and mandate.

He said that BIMSTEC should not be understood as an alternative to SAARC, adding that SAARC has been holding its every Summit.

“However, there is a situation in which SAARC has not been able to work in an effective and dynamic manner as expected. SAARC has to be made more dynamic and we are for doing so,” the PM said.

Prem Suwal, Gagan Thapa, Sanjaya Kumar Gautam, Bharat Kumar Shah, Ram Bahadur Bishta, Dr Minendra Rijal, Dilendra Prasad Badu, Sarita Giri, Rajendra Linfden, Meena Pandey, Pushpa Bhusal, Laxmi Praiyar, Uma Adhikari Regmi, Pramila Rai, among others has asked questions to the Prime Minister on the above issues. RSS