Khotang, September 6

Amidst dispute over declaring the centre of the rural municipality, Khotang’s Khotehang Rural Municipality put the issue to vote today.

As the dispute over whether to declare Khotang Bazaar or Indreni Pokhari as the rural municipality centre worsened, the first village meeting of the concerned rural municipality thus took the decision to settle the issue through voting.

As per the results, Khotang Bazaar will be the centre of the rural municipality. While 26 votes were cast in favour of Khotang Bazaar, 23 votes favoured Indreni Pokhari.

The dispute over the rural municipality centre was triggered by the decision of the Local Level Restructuring Commission to override the recommendation of the Technical Support Committee for Indreni Pokhari as the centre.