Prez Bhandari suggests PM Deuba to fix temporary province capitals


KATHMANDU, Jan 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday has suggested Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to fix the temporary capitals of all seven provinces as soon as possible.

Following the protests in various cities by the locals demanding their home town be declared province capitals, the government, in order to avoid the tension, had planned to skip the task and leave it for the province assemblies. Nepali Congress leaders has argued that the incumbent government cannot declare the province capitals as constitution only grants the right to carry out the task to the province assemblies.

Meanwhile, the largest party CPN-UML has accused the government of running away from challenges and has termed it as government’s incompetence.

Prime Minister Deuba had reached Sital Niwas to meet President Bhandari on Monday to brief about the preparations being made for National Assembly Election scheduled for February 7.

During the meet, Prez Bhandari suggested Deuba to fix the temporary province capitals in consultation with other political parties, said Bhesh Raj Adhikar, President’ personal secretary.