‘Govt firm against syndicate’

Hetauda, May 1

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa today said the government was committed to remove syndicates from the transportation sector.

Talking to mediapersons in Hetuada, Thapa said the government had not withdrawn its decision on the syndicate system. “Civil servants working in favour of the syndicate system will be penalised,” he added. The government stands firm against syndicates in the transportation sector.

Home Minister Thapa said security, good governance and stability were necessary to achieve development and prosperity in the country. “There are many challenges ahead as the country moves towards stability,” he said.

Thapa stressed that the leftists’ had come together for stability and development and the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre would soon unite.

“Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Nepal will strengthen Nepal-India bilateral relations,” he said, adding, that the motive of Modi’s visit was religious rather than political.