Kathmandu, July 12
The parliamentary committee formed to investigate charges against former finance minister Janardan Sharma will start its work from today.
The House of Representatives formed the committee on July 6.
Sharma resigned from his position on the same day. He was under fire after Annapurna Post reported that he changed tax rates in the budget plan for the next fiscal year under some industrialists’ pressure.
As the news reported that the industrialists entered the ministry office on the eve of the budget announcement to tamper with the document, there was a call to investigate the CCTV footage. But, the ministry has already said the footage was automatically deleted.
The committee’s member Laxman Lal Karna says the committee will conduct its first meeting today at Singa Durbar. It will set a work plan today, says Karna.
The committee will have 10 days to submit its report. The committee also has lawmakers Khagaraj Adhikari, Dev Gurung, Pradeep Gyawali, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal, Bimala BK, Shakti Basnet, Sarala Yadav, Pushpa Bhusal, Sitaram Mahato and Surendra Pandey.
Janardan Sharma has said he has done nothing wrong and this is a ploy to defame him and has challenged the committee to find allegations against him.