KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress leader and former finance minister Dr Ramsharan Mahat has said MCC is purely a financial project, and has no military issues in it.
Speaking at an interaction organized by Nepal Press Union Sunsari chapter here Friday, Dr Mahat reminded, ”MCC was formed in 2004 and was passed by the American Congress to assist least developed countries for building good governance, transparency, open economy, civil rights, press freedom.”
Also the central committee member of Nepali Congress, he added that Nepal was selected for this programme in 2014. Leader Mahat further made it clear that MCC is not a part of Indo Pacific Strategy of USA. ”MCC is a global programme while the Indo Pacific is just a programme within Indo Pacific region,” he reminded.
On a different note, he asserted that filing corruption case against former deputy prime minister and Nepali Congress Vice-President Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar over the Baluwatar land scam was just a political bias.
”Gachchhadar has made it clear that he put the proposal in the Cabinet following prime minister’s nod”, he said, adding that Nepali Congress therefore found political biasness in filing case against him.
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