Ousted Sarita challenges Bhattarai govt to prove corruption charges against her

KATHMANDU: Ousted Minister for Labor and Transport Sarita Giri has challenged the Dr. Baburam Bhattarai government to prove corruption charges leveled against her and has declared to give up politics if PM proves his claims.

Speaking at a program in the Reporters Club Nepal on Friday, Sarita further challenged the PM to use all the state apparatus in putting up evidence against her on the occasion.

Giri claimed that PM Bhattarai’s action were propelled by pressure from the bureaucracy and even accused the government of deploying forces to corrupt her and fired her from the government after it failed to corrupt in her.

“I was pressurized for registering four new man powers. I did not bow down to the pressure and thats why I was sacked from the cabinet,” said Giri stating that there would be zero corruption if the secretaries and joint secretaries were honest.

She claimed that due to her honesty she was removed from the cabinet to pave way for them.

Giri, who is also chairperson of Sadbhavana party Anandevi, said that the PM had requested her to step following pressure from the bureaucracy.

She claimed that Foreign Employment Former Director General Purna Chandra Bhattarai was involved in massive corruption and even informed that she had presented proof on that to the PM during their meeting on Friday.

She warned that she would make to make the evidence public and complained that the she was facing hard times at the Ministry since the appointment of new secretary Somlal Subedi at the Ministry.

Giri accused the PM of imposing communism within the bureaucratic order by imposing sanctions that allowed secretaries to report directly to the Chief Secretary by passing the minister.

Claiming that the government was conspiring against the Madheshis, she announced that her party has withdrawn its support to the Maoist led government.

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