KATHMANDU: Gokul Banskota, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, who is also a spokesman for the government, has resigned from his post and has spoken about the audio case after reaching Balkot. Baskota’s resignation follows reports of him being allegedly caught on tape negotiating for a Rs700 million “commission” with the local agent for a Swiss company, according to a leaked audio recording obtained by the news portal, hamrakura.com.
Banskota, who reached Balkot in the evening after Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli resigned on Thursday afternoon, addressed the issue. He has stated that he resigned on moral grounds after the audio of asking commission is made public. He said that the audio may be true or it may not be. but according to him when the question arises upon a political person, he should not embarrass at it, he must be sure resign. He also said that the audio asking for commission will be properly investigated by the nepal police , parliament and party members.
After submitting resignation to the prime minister, Baskota reached to Balkot with pres adviser, Surya Thapa. Speaking there he said the audio video that made him resign from the post, may be edited, or is made joining seven or eight audios. The maion intention of this should be to hurt my identity.