Gandaki government has decided to provide state facilities to the former chief minister.

The first meeting of the provincial government held after Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokhrel became the new CM took this decision today. The facilities will be determined after formulating a procedure.

Similarly, the government assigned Minister Kumar Khadka as spokesperson for government. Khadka informed that meeting of the Council of Ministers also discussed issues to be incorporated in the forthcoming policy and programmes.

Meanwhile, the former CM Prithvi Subba Gurung said the government he led had initiated the prosperity programmes.

Organising a press conference today, Gurung claimed that during his term, the province government was made the best and the province assembly most effective. The aspirations of people here have been addressed well.

"The achievements we made despite limited resources and budget are exemplary. These are the milestones of federalism," he mentioned, featuring the achievements as initiation of province pride projects such as Korala-Tribedi corridor, province administrative building, Province Assembly building, and Gandaki province training institute.

Similarly, other works initiated during his term were Ujjyalo Gandaki Province, province teaching hospital, provincial industrial estate, upgradation of Prithvi Highway and Siddhartha Highway.

He argued that the UML government was displaced in the province with vengeful mindset, inhibition.

Gurung, however, said it was normal to hold power and stay out of power in democracy.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 14, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.