KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Nepali Congress leader and former Defense Minister Bal Krishna Khand has said that the government has already started making necessary preparation to fix temporary province capitals and appoint province chiefs.
Speaking at an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Tuesday, leader Khand said, “Appointment of province chiefs was delayed because earlier CPN-UML stated that it would not take oath from the governors the incumbent government appointed. But later, the UML told us that it was government’s duty.”
“It is also essential to fix temporary province capitals to administer office of oath and secrecy to the newly appointed province chiefs. We have also started necessary preparations for the same,” he added.
“Permanent province capitals can be later fixed by the province assemblies.”
Minister Khand further said that they have suggested Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba not to recommend any province chiefs from Nepali Congress leaders or cadres to avoid tensions in the futures.
“We have advised PM Deuba to choose popular and clean personalities. Preparations for the same are being carries out,” he said.
“The cabinet will soon appoint governors,” assured Khand.
He also said that delay in government formation process was not due to the Election Commission.”It is necessary to elect upper house first to complete the federal parliament. UML should understand this.