No possibility of merging Banke, Bardiya in Karnali Province: NCP Chair Dahal

Published On: February 19, 2020 08:05 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

SURKHET, Feb 19: Chairperson of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that no discussion was held to merge Banke and Bardiya districts in Karnali Province for the time being. 

Talking to media persons at Surkhet airport on Wednesday, Chairman Dahal said although geographical adjustment could be reconsidered in the provincial territory, it is not possible immediately. The NCP Chairman mentioned that the federal government should uniquely address Karnali in the course of framing policy and programs. 

Mentioning that the party's provincial gathering had raised the issue that Karnali should be specially addressed in the next policy and program and budget, Dahal shared that the party would give necessary direction to the federal government in this regard. 

Also the former Prime Minister, Dahal expressed the view that ways would be paved for the provinces to formulate laws on the appointment of employees given the human resources crunch. He also committed to providing assistance from his side for expanding Surkhet airport.

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