There was a lot of uproar in Nepal’s state five assembly on Monday. Opposition party legislators started throwing chairs after the discussion on the capital started in the assembly amid heated politics to make Dong the capital instead of Butwal. Amid strong opposition, there was a demand to make Rupanadehi, the capital of state five.
The discussion was initiated by Speaker Purna Bahadur Gharati amidst breaking the chair and shouting slogans. The meeting, which started at one o’clock in the afternoon, was adjourned after protests. The meeting was again interrupted by the Nepali Congress after no consensus was reached for two hours. However, the Congress started ransacking after the Speaker continued the meeting.
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During the state assembly meeting on Monday, Law and Internal Affairs Minister Kul Bahadur Casey submitted a name for the proposal and discussion for the state capital. In protest, Congress legislators broke the chairperson’s desk and microphone. CPI (Maoist) state assembly member Bhoj Prasad Shrestha said on the occasion that the government’s proposal was not correct and public sentiment was not appreciated.
Vishnu Panthi of CPN (Maoist) said that Kapilavastu, the permanent capital of the state, would be suitable and demanded that the government’s proposal be rectified. Tara GC of Rashtriya Janam Morcha said that the protest in Rupanadehi against the permanent capital was only the beginning. There will be protests across the country now.