IIFA Award will only be allowed in Nepal if it promotes our national interest: PM Oli

Kathmandu, July 5: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has clarified that the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) award will only be allowed to take place in Nepal if it would do any good for the country and support the Visit Nepal 2020 programme.

At a programme organized in Nepal Communist Party (NCP)’s central office at Dhumbarahi here today to welcome the new comers to the party, PM Oli and party chair reiterated that IIFA would be allowed only when the circumstances were favorable in Nepal for the same.

Oli asserted, “We will not approve any event to be hosted which would incur loss to the country rather than benefiting it financially.” According to him, Council of Ministers, in their decision, had clearly mentioned that permission to host the Indian award ceremony in Nepal would be only issued on a condition ensuring low investment and high returns.

He claimed that false rumours being spread that government was going to spend billions of rupees to host the event. “The government has not decided anything on it yet.”

Stating that the government had aimed to attract over 2 million tourists in Nepal in 2020, the PM opined that the false rumours were being spread to prevent the IIFA event from taking place in Nepal.

According to him, conspiracies were being hatched by anti-development forces to stall every development works. He reaffirmed the government’s commitment to complete those development projects on time.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli (seated in the center, front), also chair of NCP, at a programme organized in Nepal Communist Party (NCP)’s central office at Dhumbarahi in Kathmandu welcome the new comers to the party, July 5, 2019.

PM Oli, also the chair of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), said that the reaming tasks of the party unification process would be concluded soon as it was delayed due to the merger of different two currents and ideologues.

He also committed that the unification bid would be completed by mid-July at any cost. Chair Oli invited other communist parties and socialist party to come in merger process, comparing NCP with a big ocean where any kinds of rivers and streams could merge.

Then Naya Shakti party leaders Kalpana Dhamala (former minister), Devendra Parajuli and Manu Humagain among others had joined the NCP.

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