Locals of Dhikur Pokhari demand inclusion

Pokhara, March 15

Demanding inclusion in Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City, locals of Dhikur Pokhari and Kaski have been protesting for the past four days.

The residents said they wanted to be incorporated into the metropolitan city as the rural municipality centre was located at an inconvenient site. The locals had warned of merger with Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City if the centre of the rural municipality was not set up at their village.

As per the recent restructuring of local bodies, Dhikur Pokhari has been kept under Annapurna Rural Municipality and the centre has been fixed at Lumle VDC office. Locals of Dhikur Pokhari have been staging agitation saying that Lumle Centre of the rural municipality was inconvenient for them. The agitators have disrupted vehicular movement at Dhikur Pokhari along the Bhupi Sherchan Highway for past three days.

CPN-UML Dhikur Pokhari Village Committee Chairman Kedarnath Adhikari said an all-party meet last Monday had decided to make their VDC 34 a ward of Pokhara-Lekhnath  Metropolitan City.