Lawmakers reject plan for Hetauda as capital

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, BHAKTAPUR

Feb 17, 2018-

Members of the House of Representatives and State Assembly from Province 3 have demanded the permanent capital of the province should not be in Hetauda, and it should be set up somewhere at an appropriate location.

Their claim was the previous caretaker government announced Hetauda as the provisional capital of the Province without taking into account people’s sentiments and without evaluating its geographical position.

Speaking at a face-to-face programme at the Rafat Sanchar Club today, lawmaker from Kavrepalanchowk, Gokul Baskota, said Hetauda was not a suitable location to be the capital of Province 3 in view of its geography. He was of the view that Kavre was the best option for setting up the Province headquarters.

Parbat Gurung of Dolakha argued that Hetauda could not be the appropriate location for permanent capital of Province 3 that comprises 13 districts from Rasuwa to Sindhuli.

State Assembly member from Bhaktapur 2, Sashijung Thapa accused the previous government of declaring Hetauda as the temporary provincial capital under the influence of some ministers. Either Bhaktapur or Banepa is technically and geographically best location to set up the Province capital, he said.

Published: 17-02-2018 09:27

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