Kathmandu, October 30
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said any act aimed at disturbing mutual harmony — be it in the name of religion and culture or partisan dispute — was not acceptable.
PM Oli, who has been hospitalised at Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre in Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, since yesterday for a chest infection, said in a written message that riots, hooliganism, violence and acts aimed at disturbing social harmony would only affect governance.
“Such criminal acts that affect peace and law and order will derail our mega-campaign for prosperity and destroy the road towards development,” stated Oli in his message. “I am aware of such incidents in some parts of the country. The state administration and security agency will take action in line with the laws of the land.”
The prime minister also cautioned all not to get involved in or incite such acts and urged all to refrain from any act that would have a negative impact on religious and social harmony and peace and security. “The government is committed to taking stern action against anybody involved in criminal acts, destroying evidences of criminal acts, protecting criminals and obstructing the investigation,” he stated.
Oli also requested all not to get influenced by ‘sensationalised propaganda’ being disseminated through social and digital media about his health.
He said he was undergoing treatment to avoid possible infection and that he would be discharged from the hospital soon to actively lead the campaign for realising the common dream of a prosperous Nepal. “I am convinced that all will continue to extend their support and wishes as in the past,” he stated.
The PM thanked all for their concern about his health and wishes for quick recovery, including the president, vice-president, ministers, constitutional bodies, political party leaders, lawmakers, ambassadors and members of the diplomatic community, members of the bureaucracy, security agencies, all Nepali brothers and sisters from Nepal and abroad and leaders and cadres of his party.
A version of this article appears in print on October 31, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.