Bagmati Province Chief Minister Dormani Poudel has said the country is on a course of complete transformation.

Speaking at a programme organised to hand over the newly-constructed Majhi settlement in Khadadevi Rural Municipality, Ramechhap, Poudel said people had started feeling the presence of the government in their locality.

"Let's compare this government's performance in the last three years with that of governments in the past thirty years and it will be clear how much the present government has done in just a few years," argued the chief minister, adding that the government was completely committed to ensuring welfare and prosperity of the nation.

Further, Poudel, a supporter of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli-led faction in the ruling party that is on the verge of a split, accused the rival faction of hampering the government goal of achieving prosperity.

"The government has lent itself completely to the cause of prosperity but leaders such as Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal and their supporters keep throwing their monkey wrench, that's why the prime minister had to opt for a fresh mandate," Poudel argued, claiming that the decision to seek fresh mandate was not a regressive move by any account.

CM Poudel claimed that the no-confidence motion against the provincial government was bound to fail. "I have heard a rumour that people are planning to bring a no-confidence motion against me, but let me make it clear that such a motion is bound to fail," Poudel said. "I had defeated her (Ashtalaxi Shakya) in the election to the parliamentary party leader earlier too; this time too if they bring any no-confidence motion hoping to replace me, such a design me won't succeed this time either," he added.

Poudel, however, clarified that there was nothing surprising about facing a no-confidence motion.

For the construction of the settlement, the local Majhi community had donated 26 ropani land. The provincial government and the rural municipality had allocated Rs 17.5 million for development of the settlement comprising 42 houses, a community building and a playground.

A version of this article appears in the print on February 7, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.