Bhaktapur locals continue protest

BHAKTAPUR: Residents of Bhaktapur continued their protests today demanding that Bhaktapur be named the temporary headquarters of Province 3.

They have objected to the government naming Hetauda in Makwanpur district the temporary provincial headquarters.

The agitation has seen the participation of people from different walks of life including people's representatives, representatives of various political parties, employees, and intellectuals.

Traffic has been disrupted after the protesters staged a sit-in on the streets.

Speaking at a corner meet, Member of Parliament and former minister Mahesh Basnet said the government should correct its move, and name Bhaktapur the province’s temporary headquarters.

The three big political parties - CPN-UML, Nepali Congress and CPN Maoist Centre - have also supported the protest for the same cause.