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MPs take to the streets to prevent misuse of government vehicles

NepalKhoj Report 4 Feb, 2024

Saptari. Some members of the Madhes provincial assembly took to the streets in Saptari to stand against, what they said, blatant misuse of government vehicles during public holidays. Accordingly, Madhes provincial assembly member Mala Karna was on the road in the East-West highway at Kalyanpur in Saptari and stopping the government vehicles plying on a Saturday.

Karna participated in the initiative led by Nar Bahadur Karmacharya Memorial Foundation, Saptari chapter. Also a secretary of the Chapter, MP Karna on the occasion said government property should be used only for government-related work. It is necessary to discourage the tendency of misusing government vehicles on holidays.

If government vehicles can be stopped from plying on holidays only many unnecessary expenses can be reduced, Karna added. The Foundation members including the MPs stopped government vehicles for three hours on Saturday afternoon and asked the drivers not to drive vehicles without a pass on public holidays.

Saptari president of the Foundation, Dhruv Kumar Mandal, said that the initiative was organized to discourage the tendency of going for a free ride with government vehicles on holidays, using them for shopping and transporting personal goods and using them for personal work.

Mandal says that this step has been taken because it is the responsibility of the citizens to prevent misuse of state resources. Earlier on January 18, the Foundation had submitted a memorandum to the Chief District Officer of Saptari demanding enforcement of the law to stop misuse of government assets during holidays.