Pokhara, April 20
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said that he is more focused on performing than on hogging the hot seat of the government.
Inaugurating classes at the Natural Resources Management College, a constituent college of the Agriculture and Forest Science University in Puranchaur, Kaski, the PM said, “Let the leaders of other political parties whistle as much they want about bringing the government down and forming a new government in its stead.
It doesn’t bother me as I am a man of action and am committed to show by doing something.”
“My agenda is making the country prosperous at all cost and I’m dedicated to that cause. Nothing can distract me, at least not the rumours,” he added.
Further, pledging to make the country self-dependent, the PM said, “If my government gets to work without disturbance, the country will be self-dependent in food grains, medicine and clothes, among other things in five years.” “The upcoming budget will bring concrete plans to realise the target of self-reliance,” he added.
He expressed dissatisfaction with the media for presenting him negatively. “It’s clear to all that I took over the rein at a difficult time and am trying hard to move ahead by setting everything right.
Despite all my efforts, the media and others are taunting me over the commitments I’ve made. This is unfortunate. Yet, I’m not disheartened,” he remarked.
PU convocation ceremony
POKHARA: Speaking at the 13th convocation ceremony of Pokhara University on Wednesday, Prime Minister KP Oli stressed that education sector should be transparent and disciplined.
He underlined the need to develop quality education by incorporating modern and traditional education systems.
The PM, who is also chancellor of the university, distributed certificates to 4,493 graduates of Bachelor’s, Master’s and MPhil levels.
The graduates were urged to contribute for national development.
A version of this article appears in print on April 21, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.