Minister vows to end cartels and put in jail its supporters

- Post Report, Kathmandu

May 10, 2018-

The Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Matrika Prasad Yadav, on Wednesday declared his intent to end the hegemony of all kinds of syndicates operating in agencies under the aegis of his ministry and incarcerating in jail those supporting them.

Speaking at an event at the Reporters’ Club in the Capital on Wednesday, he said the incumbent government has successfully abolished transport cartel that had for years made daily commuting an ordeal for citizens.

“The campaign started by the Home Ministry has succeeded. Transport entrepreneurs have expressed their readiness to operate vehicles after the crackdown. We want to thank all stakeholders for ending the curse of transport syndicate,” Minister Yadav said, “We plan to end syndicates operating in all sectors.”

The government’s crackdown on transport cartel reaffirms Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s vision of making Nepal prosperous and citizens happy and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal had said corrupt people should be sent to jail, the minister said.

“We will not tolerate corruption. It is easy to chant slogans and talk about it, but it is hard to implement it,” Yadav said. He vowed the spectre of syndicates would not haunt citizens in now onwards. He warned jail terms for those who support syndicates.'

On the presence of a syndicate in petroleum sector, Minister Yadav said, “The government manages petroleum products through Nepal Oil Corporation, we cannot say it is a syndicate.”On a different note, he assured reopening all closed industries and factories, making it clear that the government would not sell any industries and factories.

Published: 10-05-2018 08:25

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