Boastful Oli lists achievements of his premiership in long House address

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli addresses the House of Representatives on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Kathmandu, February 15

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Saturday addressed the House of Representatives meeting on Saturday for around one hour, elaborating what he called the achievements of the first two years of his premiership.

Oli delivered the address as Saturday marks the completion of the two years of his five-year term.

During his address, Oli apparently sounded boastful as he also defended controversial bills that the government introduced but failed to endorse from Parliament owing to protests from the stakeholders and the public. He said the protests carried against the controversial Guthi Bill among others were also conspiracies plotted against the government.

“How can we strengthen the foundation of our democracy by conveying inappropriate messages such as freedom of expression is jeopardised and the democracy is gone just because you wanted to throw various issues on the heads of the ministers and the government you don’t like?” he asked, “Are not such issues about the process and system, rather than about arguments for and against the government?”

The prime minister reiterated that his government was committed to ending corruption in the country, claiming the government did not influence the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority regarding the commission’s recent decision to indict 175 persons in the notorious Baluwatar land scam.

Oli said his government would also launch an investigation regarding the reported misuse of the property belonging to the Nepal Trust among other corruption cases.