Sit-in protest demanding Dhankuta as Province-1 capital

KATHMANDU: A sit-in protest was organised near the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar today calling to make Dhankuta the capital of Province-1.

Province Assembly members from Dhankuta, businessmen and civil society leaders had staged the sit-in from 8:30 to 11:00 this morning.

"Dhankuta is appropriate to be made the capital of the province on the basis of its geography and infrastructures," they said.

On the occasion, members of Provincial Assemblies including Indramani Parajuli, Kusum Shrestha, Leela Shrestha and Dhankuta Chairperson of Civil Society Dorna Guragain among others had staged the protest.

Meanwhile, the signatures collected by the 'Make Dhankuta Province Capital Campaign' will be submitted to the Prime Minister on Tuesday.