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Prime Minister Oli Defends Gokul Baskota Over Audiotape Scam

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  Kathmandu, Nepal      February 27 2020

 

Kathmandu, Nepal, February 27, 2020:  Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has claimed that the voice record in the recently released audiotape was not former government’s spokesperson Gokul Baskota.

Speaking at a Nepal Communist Party (NCP) programme held in the capital on Thursday, PM Oli said that there is no concrete evidence that can be held against Baskota. 

‘The audiotape of former Communications Minister Gokul Baskota bargaining for a commission was not a strong proof to indict him for corruption,’ Prime Minister Oli said.

There is no necessary to label Baskota as corrupt because not complained is lodged yet claiming that he had involved in the case, Prime Minister Oli said raising question over the allegation against Baskota. 

Defending to his close aide Baskota Prime Minister Oli said ‘it is not his voice, this is baseless allegations.’  Baskota resigned because questions were raised against him but not the corruption was proved, Prime Minister said.  

Prime Minister Oli has made the statement defending to the former Communication Minister Baskota for the first time since he ousted after the corruption allegations.