Temporary provincial HQs designated just to administer State Assembly: Commerce Minister Bishwakarma

DHANGADHI: Minister for Commerce Meen Bahadur Bishwakarma today said that the temporary provincial headquarters could not be changed just by staging protests.

In a press conference organised by Nepal Press Union in Dhangadhi of Kailali district, Minister Bishwakarma urged all to call off the protest that started expressing dissatisfaction with the government’s decision to fix the temporary provincial headquarters. Doti locals are agitating against the government decision to fix Kailali’s Dhangadhi as the provincial capital of Province 7.

The minister asserted that the government's decision to declare the temporary headquarters was not final as the headquarters were designated just to administer the State Assembly.

In a different context Minister Bishwakarma stressed that Nepali Congress (NC) party would heighten its role as the main opposition for five years.

Saying that people have given the party a clear mandate to continue in the opposition, he made commitment that the NC would creatively work for the development of country making it prosperous.

The Minister for commerce opined that Province 7 would become prosperous if the Gauriphanta checkpoint in Dhangadhi and the Mahakali checkpoint in Kanchanpur district were brought into operation. He claimed that the government was taking steps to operate those checkpoints.

Doti has remained shut for the fourth consecutive day today demanding that Dipayal be made the provincial capital. Market places and educational institutions have pulled down their shutters while buses stayed off the road and government offices, industries and factories remained closed.