Disagreement over province's name shuts down life in Dhangadi

Published On: September 29, 2018 10:45 AM NPT

DHANGADI, Sept 29: Cadres of Nepali Congress and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have shut down Dhangadi against a two-third majority decision to name and relocate Province 7's capital. The cadres have called for an indefinite strike against the provincial assembly's decision to name Province 7 as Far-West and make Godawari municipality-2 as the province's capital.

The Nepali Congress said that they wouldn't accept a decision where they hadn't participated. In turn, local leaders of the party accused the government of boasting and misusing two third majority in the province.

To avoid any clashes, police have been deployed in the city. Yesterday, the provincial assembly held an election for the same. The Nepal Communist Party's parliamentarians voted for the proposal and met the two-third majority of 38 votes out of 53 parliamentarians.  

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