KATHMANDU: The details of newly added 22 local bodies, including the upgrade of 2 metropolitan cities and 24 rural municipalities in southern districts have been published in Nepal Gazette, government’s official journal, on Friday.
Nepal Government had increased the number of local bodies in the Terai on May 22 to address the demands of the agitating Madhes-centric parties and take them on board the second round of local polls slated to be held in 41 districts of Province 1, 2, 5 and 7 on June 14.
The number of local bodies has reached 766 in the country. However, the local level elections have already been held in 283 local units of 34 districts in Province 3, 4 and 6 on May 14.
As per the Gazette, two local levels in Sunsari, one in Saptari, two in Rautahat, one in Parsa, one in Dhanusha, three in Sarlahi, one in Bara, three in Nawalparasi, three in Rupandehi, three in Kapilvastu, one in Kailali, and one in Banke district have been increased.
Meanwhile, according to the report in the Gazette paper, Biratnagar and Birjung sub-metropolitan cities have been upgraded as metropolitan cities.
Likewise, 24 rural municipalities have been upgraded as municipalities- two are in Jhapa, one in Siraha, 11 in Rautahat, one in Dhanusha, one in Bara, two in Rupandehi, two in Banke, one in Kailali and three in Mahottari district
However, the main opposition CPN-UML has been objecting to this government decision. Today itself, UML obstructed the proceedings of the House.