A $500 million US government aid to update Nepal’s infrastructure has kicked up a tempest
in Kathmandu by inciting many dissenters to riot and jolting the ruling alliance headed by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba of the Nepali Congress party. Since the protests have surged countrywide in Nepal, a new wave of disinformation is also uproar with it.
The YouTube channel, Nepali Khabar TV, claimed that five ministers have resigned including Ram Kumari Jhakr, Minister for Urban Development amid MCC Agreements approval. Others include:
- Krishna Kumar Shrestha
- Dilendra Prasad Badu
- Gyanendra Bahadur Karki
- Rajendra Prasad Shrestha
Screenshot of YouTube video
Upon checking the website of Nepal Office of the PM and Council of Ministers it was found that neither have the above-mentioned ministers resigned, nor gave any statement against MCC or PM Deuba.
After deeply investigating the claim made by an independent YouTube channel, our forensic team has found that no resignations were submitted by any Minister in Nepal amid the MCC protest. YouTube channels mentioned five ministers’ names and claimed that they have resigned, but our check on Council of ministers revealed that all of them are still serving. Circulating such news is an attempt to mislead general public and create chaos amidst ongoing situation in Nepal.
Office of the PM and Council Of Ministers
List Of Ministers : https://www.opmcm.gov.np/en/cabinet/