Saturday, July 6, 2019

Baluwatar land scam: Phone call

Posted by Anup Baral | July 6, 2019 :
A government team led by former secretary Sharada Prasad Trital has recently found out that more than 57,000 square feet (113 ropanis) of the government land has been transferred to different individuals over a past few decades. One of the buyers of those land pieces has been identified as Navin Paudel, a son of Bishnu Paudel, the powerful general secretary of the Nepal Communist Party and a close aide of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The ruling party leadership is under pressure to take action against Paudel, but the leaders have expressed public statements in his defence. In this context, Onlinekhabar has talked to the former minister about the controversy.

Excerpts:

A recent controversy about your family’s land in Baluwatar shook your 40 year old political career to its foundation.

I have already made public my statement about the issue. The government has launched an investigation into the land that has been reportedly misappropriated. It has also suspended the sale of the 113 ropani land for now. I believe this government has aimed to protect all the government land across the country and I have extended my full support to the campaign.

About my political life, it has been 41 years since I became a fulltime member of the party. My life is an open book to the general public as well as my cadres. I am also an advocate of the campaign to save the government land.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.