Anatomy of Khadka’s lies

NOC chief Khadka lied to parliamentary panel

September 18, 2017 03:00 AM Republica


KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Managing Director Gopal Khadka is found to have lied to a parliamentary panel about the controversial land procurement deal.

Khadka lied to the Parliamentary Committee on Industry, Commerce and Consumers Welfare Relations Committee about the controversial land procurement deal alleging that Nagarik and Republica dailies ran investigative reports "after NOC refused to purchase the land belonging to a relative of the publisher of Nagarik and Republica".

According to the report of a parliamentary sub-committee formed to probe the NOC land deals, Khadka has alleged that Nagarik and its sister publication Republica daily ran the reports against Khadka after NOC refused to purchase the land belonging to the father of NRM Managing Director Binod Raj Gyawali. Khadka according to the report, has alleged that the two dailies started running stories a day after NOC concluded a land deal in Bhairahawa.

"NOC managing director has made false statements to keep even the parliament in the dark," Managing Director of Nepal Republic Media Binod Raj Gyawali told Republica. Khadka had lied that a land plot in Bhairahawa whose price was quoted as Rs 1.9 million belonged to Gyawali's father.

Gyawali has expressed serious objections over the allegation. He has termed the statements misleading, exaggerated, fictitious and disgraceful.

"Neither I nor my father or family owns land in Bhairahawa," Gyawali said. "There must be further investigation into Khadka, who is spreading rumors about non-existent land.

Gyawali has demanded action against Khadka for lying to a parliamentary committee. "I will also seek legal remedy against the false statements given to the parliamentary committee in an attempt to tarnish my reputation and the reputation of my family and my publication," he further said.  

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Managing Director Gopal Khadka has been found to have made false statement in a deliberate attempt to keep parliamentary panel at dark over the controversial land procurement deal.

Khadka kept the Parliamentary Committee on Industry, Commerce and Consumers Welfare Relations Committee at dark over the controversial land procurement deal alleging that Nagarik and Republica dailies ran a series of investigative reports after the NOC refused to purchase the land belonging to the relative of the publisher of Nagarik and Republica.

Khadka is found to have alleged that Nagarik and its sister publication Republica daily had run stories after NOC refused to purchase the land belonging to the father of the newspaper publisher Binod Raj Gyawali. He alleged that two dailies started running stories a day after the NOC made controversial land deal in Bhairahawa.

“NOC Managing Director has made false statements to keep even the parliament at dark,” Managing Director of Nepal Republic Media Binod Raj Gyawali told Republica. Khadka spread the rumor that the Rs. 1.9 million worth of land in Bhairahawa belonged to Binod Raj Gaywali’s father.

Gyawali has expressed serious objections over the allegation. He has termed the statements misleading, exaggerated, fictitious and disgraceful.

“There is no land in Bhairahawa in the name of the publisher of Nagarik Daily Binod Raj Gyawali, my father Hem Raj Gyawali and my family,” Gyawali said. “There must be further investigation on Khadka who is spreading rumor over the land that does not exist.”

Gyawali further said that there must be action against Khadka for providing false statements. “I will also seek legal remedy against the false statements given before the parliamentary committee to erode the credibility of my own, my family and my publication,” he further said.  


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