Dhangadi, September 27
Twenty-two Provincial Assembly members of the ruling coalition filed a complaint at Kailali District Administration Office today seeking action against Dhangadhi Sub-metropolis Mayor Nrip Bahadur Bada.
On Wednesday, Mayor Bada had warned the ruling coalition PA members against endorsing the proposal to shift provincial headquarters to Godawari, threatening to bundle them out of Dhangadi.
Kailali CDO Baburam Shrestha confirmed that a complaint against the mayor was filed.
PA members Liladhar Bhatta, Prem Prakash Bhatta and Maheshdatta Joshi have sought security after the mayor’s threat.
Meanwhile, Mayor Bada today apologised for his remarks. Issuing a statement today, the mayor admitted that he went off the handle and spoke inappropriate language. “The committee proposed to shift the permanent headquarters without consulting the people of Dhangadi even once. This got me angry and I ended up saying what I shouldn’t have said,” the statement reads.
He, however, expressed solidarity with locals of Dhangadhi who had taken to the streets against the proposal to shift the Province 7 capital to Godavari.
A version of this article appears in print on September 28, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.