Locals demand Butwal as Province 5 capital

KATHMANDU: Locals of Butwal today staged demonstration demanding to make Butwal the Province 5 capital.

According to police, the rally was held  by the Nepali Congress cadres from 9:00 am to 10:00 am in Rupandehi district.

Nepali Congress leader Ram Prasad Adhikari headed the rally at the Pushpa Lal Park in Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City-6. Similarly, NC Provincial candidate from Rupandehi Constituency-2"Ka" Kajiman Shrestha led the rally at Sungava in Sainamaina Municipality-2. Likewise, another rally was staged at Maigram in Tilottama Municipality-5 in the district.

The traffic along the East-West Highway and the Siddhartha Highway were diverted onto the road sections citing the rally, informed police.