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गृहपृष्ठPoliticsOpposition Nepali Congress members storm provincial assembly demanding capital in Butwal

Opposition Nepali Congress members storm provincial assembly demanding capital in Butwal

Nearly half a dozen agitated provincial assembly members from Rupandehi throw chairs, smash tables in house chamber


KATHMANDU : Members of the main opposition Nepai Congress members have stormed the provincial assembly of Province 5.

The provincial assembly of Province 5 remained tense today as members of the provincial assembly representing the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) threw chairs and smashed tables in the house.

Nearly half a dozen members of the assembly threw chairs when Internal Affairs and Law Minister Kul Prasad KC was speaking in the house session where the provincial government has tabled a proposal to name the province as Lumbini and fix capital in Bhalubang of Dang district. Minister KC was speaking at the session after the house speaker allocated him time.

As soon as Law Minister KC tabled the proposal, opposition party members vandalized chairs and mics and smashed tables of the house. Earlier on Sunday, a group of protesters had vandalized the vehicle of Shankar Pokharel, the chief minister of Province 5, in Butwal.

The agitators who were staging street protests against the provincial government decision to propose the permanent headquarters to Dang had pelted stones at the vehicle of Chief Minister Pokharel in Butwal’s local Rajmarga Chauraha. The local committee of the main opposition party has been spearheading the protest against the decision to shift the capital from Butwal to Dang.

The main federal governing NCP has stood in favor of fixing Bhalubang in Dang Deukhuri as the permanent capital of Province 5, whose name has also been proposed as Lumbini.

The provincial government, also led by NCP, decided to propose the new name and permanent capital after receiving an instruction from NCP co chairs Oli and Prachanda to fix Dang the permanent capital and Lumbini the name of the province.





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