Demonstration has taken place in Rupandehi against the proposal to keep Bhaluwang in Dang, the capital of province number five. A sister organization of the Nepali Congress protested by burning tires at Butwal Army
Nepali Congress (NC) has protested against the relocation of the temporary capital to Butwal when Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba was the Prime Minister. A demonstration has been held at Butwal’s Milanchowk by burning tires. Protests were also held around the state assembly building and the chief minister’s office.
The Nepali Congress Army has protested by burning tires on the East-West Highway. The Congress has opposed the proposal saying that Butwal is the capital for the capital.
The meeting of the state parliamentary parties is underway. Leader of the parliamentary party Birendra Kanodia said that the meeting was going on and the meeting would take a decision. The state government has proposed to rename the capital Dang as Bhaluwang and name Lumbini in the state assembly meeting on Friday afternoon.