Agitators put up provincial office boards

Dhankuta, January 7

Agitating Dhankuta residents, who have been demanding that Dhankuta be made the capital of Province 1, put up symbolical boards of different provincial offices at various government offices in the district, on the 24th day of their demonstration, today.

At the initiative of the Provincial Capital Struggle Committee, the agitators placed the boards at seven ministries of the future provincial government, the meeting hall and 11 residential and provincial office buildings at the district headquarters.

The committee’s coordinator Niran Rai said they put up boards of the chief minister’s office and the province council office at the building of the regional health directorate; and of the provincial assembly office at the district community building and of the office of province chief at the building of the regional administration office, among others, in order to draw attention to their demand.

One of the committee members Dinesh Rai said that of the 391 government office buildings  in the district, 48 were in Dhankuta Municipality and the number of buildings was adequate for housing the provincial assembly, ministries and residences for provincial officials.

The struggle committee has called general strike in the district from 8:00am  to 5:00pm daily since the past few days.

Agitation Mobilisation Committee Coordinator Sundar Babu Shrestha argued that if Dhankuta was made the provincial capital, the state would save millions of rupees that would be spent on infrastructure development for a provincial capital.


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