Kathmandu, March 28
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has commissioned a team to talk to the loan shark victims who are protesting in Kathmandu to demand justice.
Dahal’s press coordinator Surya Kiran Sharma says the talks team include Home Ministry’s joint secretary Rudra Devi Sharma and undersecretary Dil Kumar Tamang, Prime Minister’s Office undersecretary Uma Kanta Adhikari and Law and Justice Ministry undersecretary Janga Bahadur Danga.
Meanwhile, Sharma says the team will also prepare an environment to hold a meeting between leaders of the loan shark victims and the prime minister, as demanded by the protestors.
The people, mainly coming from districts of the southern plains, say local loan sharks have been duping them of millions of rupees in compound interests calculated in an unfair system locally known as the meterbyaj.
Prime Minister Dahal has directed officials to draft a bill to address the problem so that the government can endorse it from the parliament through a fast track, it has been learned.