Action against transport syndicate just a beginning: PM

Kathmandu, May 6

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said the government’s action against transport syndicate was just a beginning, and expressed commitment to end such practices in all the sectors.

“Nobody had thought the government would end transport syndicate. But, the incumbent government with the strong support of people succeeded in doing so. The government is all set to end such practices in other sectors too,” a CPN-UML leader quoted PM Oli as saying at a meeting of the parliamentary party.

Oli also clarified that he could never be an autocrat as he had fought for democracy in his entire life.

Referring to Nepali Congress leader Shekhar Koirala’s comment that the government could be toppled in no time, PM Oli urged all to keep in mind that the incumbent government was not weak. “The uncle (Girija Prasad Koirala) said so several years ago, now the nephew has copied him,” he said. PM Oli also urged the opposition not to oppose all activities of the government.

“There is no point criticising the opposition or the government, as election is not going to happen anytime soon,” said Oli. “So the opposition too should adopt patience. Yelling at everything the government does will only result in throat problem.”

The prime minister also said that any doubts over what type of neighbourhood policy this government would adopt had now been cleared. “We can definitely maintain good relations with neighbouring countries and seek their support for development,” he said.

PM Oli also urged UML leaders not to act against the party’s policy in the Parliament, directing them to resolve issues internally, not in the Parliament.

He also directed UML Parliament members not to make light comments in the Parliament and to present themselves with proper preparation.