Dahal vows to make Dhangadi a model city

Dhangadi, June 23

Former prime minister and CPN-Maoist Centre Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal said Dhangadi would be developed as a model sub-metropolitan city if his party emerged victorious in the upcoming local level elections.

Addressing an election rally in Fulbari of the district today, Dahal argued that there was a need for visionary leadership to accomplish the task, and said, “If our party’s mayoral candidate Ramsamajh Rana wins the election, I would personally make efforts to develop this city into a model city, not only of the region, but of the entire country.”

He said the city would witness infrastructure development, quality education, enhanced healthcare  and transport services, if his party won the election in the sub metropolis. He also expressed his view that Dhangadi should be merged with Godawari Municipality in Kailali.

The CPN-MC chair claimed he had played an instrumental role in establishing Far Western University and in pitching the proposal for construction of Pancheshwor  Hydro Electricity Project when he became the  county’s prime minister for the first time. He said during his second term in office, he pushed for building the bridge over the Mahakali River and the Postal Road, among other national pride projects.

He said the first phase of civic polls had been a success because of his efforts. He also said that the local units under the new federal structure had been vested with rights once only limited to Singha Durbar, the country’s administrative hub.

Dahal further claimed that it was his party that actually introduced republicanism, secularism, proportional representation and federalism in the country through a series of movements.