Birgunj shut down demanding provincial headquarter



Agitated locals have shut down the Birgunj Metropolitan from Sunday demanding to name the city as headquarter of Province 2. Birgunj Struggle Committee, which has been in protest since one month, called for banda.

The government had declared Janakpur as provisional headquarter of Province 2 on January 17 which has created the dissatisfaction among the locals in Birgunj.

The protestors have been burning the tyres and staging the demonstration since early morning in the various places of Birgunj including Ghantaghar, Maisthan, Murli, Powerhouse chowk and Pratima Chowk.

The public transportation services have come to a halt and protestors have shut down the businesses and educational institutions in the city.

Meanwhile, Birgunj Struggle Committee’s Sub-coordinator Rajkumar Gupta said that the banda was warning to the maiden Provincial Assembly meeting of Province 2 to be held in Janakpur on Sunday.

Likewise, CPN-UML leader Basruddin Ansari said that the ongoing protest will made even stronger in coming days.

Published : February 04, 2018 3:22 pm