Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s Press Advisor Surya Thapa has sought action against online news portals for running a “fabricated” story saying the PM had $5.5 million deposited in Swiss Bank.

Yesterday, some media houses had taken a news published by the Global Watch Analysis into consideration and run similar stories.

Thapa claimed that no money was deposited PM Oli’s name at the Swiss Bank as published in some news outlets.

The Global Watch also mentioned that the bank had confirmed with its editorial team saying it did not have an account under KP Oli’s name.

Taking to his social media profile today, Thapa also demanded authorities concerned to take stringent action against the persons and institutions involved in disseminating ‘misleading’ information without upholding the basic ethics of credibility, accountability and minimum social courtesy. 

Thapa said that those news reports were purely false and fabricated. “Such acts of defaming the Prime Minister and creating illusion among the people are condemnable,” he wrote.

Thapa claimed that a number of elements have been actively engaged in ruining the image of Prime Minister Oli at a time when ‘he is leading the nation in a unified manner in the fight against border encroachment’ and also through the publication of the new political map of the country.

Global Watch, in its report, has also talked about Chinese meddling in Nepali politics through technology and infrastructure development programs, controversial procurement of China-made PPE and testing kits by Omni Group, and growing corruption in Nepal.