Homework on for local bodies’ election: DPM Thapa

Banepa, Jan 25: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Local Development, Kamal Thapa, has said that the government has started homework to hold local bodies’ election.

At a budget and programme of the fiscal year 2016/17 BS release programme of the Panauti Municipality today, DPM Thapa consultation and consensus of political parties was necessary for the same.

He said, “Local bodies’ election will be held soon. The government has been carrying out necessary preparation for the same.”

Stressing that the country should move ahead towards the path of development and economic prosperity, DPM Thapa said that no one has now to adopt the path of violence and as well as blockade would not be imposed in the country due to the new constitution.

The DPM said, “The new constitution has tried to address those putting different opinion. Now no one has to adopt the path of violence.” He further said that the new constitution has ensured representation of Dalits, indigenous, Muslims, Tharus and backward communities at every bodies of the state.

DPM Thapa said that dispute over state restructuring should be settled through talks.
On the occasion, Executive Officer at the Panauti Municipality, Shyam Khadka, presented income and e3xpenditure of Rs 104.8 million for the fiscal year 2016/17 BS.