Nepal’s former deputy prime minister, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a corruption case. Rayamajhi was arrested on Sunday by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) in Kathmandu. He has been accused of stealing funds from the National Sports Council. We have shared all the information about this news below. Scroll up to read more in detail.
Rayamajhi is the first senior politician to be arrested in connection with the corruption case. His arrest has brought the focus back to the issue of political corruption in the country. The Nepalese government has been facing criticism from different quarters for its failure to tackle corruption effectively.
Top Bahadur Rayamajhi Arrested
The situation in Nepal is alarming. Corruption has not only affected the country’s economy but also the social fabric of the society. Corruption has led to rising inequality, joblessness, and poor infrastructure, and the people are losing faith in the government’s ability to tackle it.
According to the CIAA, Rayamajhi had misappropriated around $50,000 during his tenure as the chairman of the council. He had allegedly inflated the prices of sports equipment, within the tenders of contracts to his cronies, and made several fake bills of payment in the name of the council.
The arrests of high-profile political figures such as Rayamajhi are seen as a step forward in the fight against corruption. However, experts argue that more needs to be done to tackle the underlying causes of corruption. They suggest reforms that promote transparency in government procurement and budgetary processes, as well as stronger laws and regulations that provide for greater accountability.
Nepal is currently ranked 113th out of 180 countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index. The index measures perceptions of government corruption based on expert assessments and surveys of business people. The country scored 34 out of 100, indicating a high level of corruption. The country’s government has acknowledged the problem of corruption and pledged to take strong action against those involved in such practices.
Rayamajhi’s arrest is a reminder of the urgent need for action to tackle corruption in Nepal. More needs to be done to strengthen the institutional framework to check the menace. The citizens of Nepal have long demanded clean governance and political accountability. The authorities must heed their voice and work towards building a corruption-free Nepal. Here we have shared all the news with you. So, stay tuned to Socal Telecast and follow for more updates.