Strong opposition to Nepal’s move from Butwal, the state capital of Five, was moved to Bhaluwang. On Sunday, on the call of the Nepali Congress bandh, about two dozen business organizations and party workers jointly protested in several places including Butwal amid prohibitory orders. On this occasion, workers burnt tires on the road. Demanded to make Butwal the capital of province five.
The protesters allege that Nepal Province Five Chief Minister Shankar Pokharel has proposed to make Bhaluwang the permanent capital of the state without taking the House into confidence, contrary to public opinion. This is selfish politics. If Butwal is not made the capital in time, there will be a massive movement. In view of the call for the bandh, the Nepal administration had increased security arrangements at Manigram Chowk in Butwal’s Milan Chowk, Bus Park, Hospital Inn, Nepalganj Road, Maina Magar, Belbas, Tillottama, Mangalapur, Bhalwadi etc.
Joint conflict committee formed to raise voice of protest
More than half a dozen unions including the Butwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Rupanadehi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hotel and Restaurant, Hotel and Restaurant, Transport, Workers met and formed a Conflict Committee to protest the transfer of capital from Butwal to Dong district. Its effect was seen on Sunday. The district administration has imposed prohibitory orders for four days over the protests in Butwal. But despite the prohibition order, a large number of entrepreneurs, businessmen and Congress workers and common people also took to the road demanding the establishment of capital in Butwal.
Amid tight security in Butwal, the convoy of protesters turned into a corner rally after reaching the traffic intersection. Khim Bahadur Hamal, President of Butwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ejaz Alam, President of Confederation of Nepalese Industries, Madhav Poudel, Acting President of Rupandehi Industries Association, Suman GC, President of Hotel and Restaurant Businessmen’s Association, M Lal Lohani, President of West Nepal Bus Business Corporation, Dadhiram Kharel addressed the function. Did. Protested by burning tires near Pushpapal Park. There were also demonstrations in Tilaut, Siddharthnagar, Sainamina and Devdah against the decision to shift the capital.
Impact of bandh, political stir increased
On Sunday, six districts of Lumbini zone were seen in protest against making Dong the capital. The traffic on the main road was almost non-operational. City markets remained closed.