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Makwanpur locals submit memo to Deuba, seek to keep Hetauda as provincial capital

HETAUDA

Apr 17, 2018-

People’s representatives, political parties, private sector and members of the civil society from Makwanpur district on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba demanding that Hetauda be kept as the provincial capital of Province 3.

A delegation led by District Coordination Committee presented seven reasons as to why Hetauda should be continued as permanent capital before NC President Deuba, who arrived here in Hetauda, to attend a training programme of Tarun Dal today.

During their meeting with the NC President, the delegation argued that it would be an ‘immature and imputative’ decision to relocate the provincial capital based on ‘light and superficial’ logic that Hetauda as the provincial capital is far and inaccessible for service seekers.

Makwanpur District Coordination Committee Chief Raghunath Khulal, presenting the memorandum, said that five national highways pass through Hetauda and after the construction and upgradation of three short-route roadways from Kathmandu, travelling to Hetauda will be easier.

In response, NC President Deuba said that only his effort in lobbying for Hetauda as the state capital would not be enough.

“I decided that Hetauda should be the provincial capital not to shift it afterwards,” said Deuba, “There are other political parties as well and I alone cannot decide on the next course of action.”

The Deuba-led government on January 17 had fixed Hetauda as the temporary Capital of Province 3.

 

Published: 17-04-2018 17:55

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