Amid protest from opposition parties, Lumbini Governor Dharmanath Yadav today presented the provincial government's annual policy and programme for the fiscal year 2021-22 in the Provincial Assembly.

Province lawmakers from the Nepali Congress, CPN-Maoist Centre, Rastriya Janamorcha and Janata Samajbadi Party (Upendra Yadav faction) boycotted the Provincial Assembly's meeting, but the four parties' chief whips were present.

As Governor Yadav started reading out the government's policy and programme, lawmakers from the four parties, except the chief whips, boycotted the meeting.

Yadav presented the 165-point policy and programme.

Only lawmakers from the CPN-UML and Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal Mahanta Thakur faction were present at the meeting.

Nepali Congress Chief Whip Nirmala Kshetri said that opposition parties had boycotted the meeting because that governor was the UML's puppet and had formed the government unconstitutionally.

Earlier, Lumbini province government had approved the government's policy and programme and decided to request Governor Yadav to present it in the PA meeting.

The policy and programme lays focus on tourism, agriculture and road construction.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 9, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.