Madhu Kumar Marasini resumes office after Finance Minister Sharma’s resignation

Kathmandu, July 7

Finance Secretary Madhu Kumar Marasini has joined back his office at the Ministry of Finance.

Marasini had gone on home leave for an indefinite period on Wednesday. Although he had cited his wife’s health as the reason for leave, it was interpreted as a protest against Finance Minister Janardan Sharma’s silence over calls to step down.

Madhu Kumar Marasini confirmed the speculation on Thursday as he joined back the office shortly although his leave period was indefinite. Minister Sharma resigned on Wednesday afternoon after a House of Representatives meeting formed a special committee to look into the charges labelled against him.

Of late, Sharma 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.

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