Call to withdraw banda

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Political parties in the district have appealed to the Khotang Struggle Committee not to shut down public transportation in course of their strike called to protest against the proposal by the Local Level Restructuring Commission.

Locals have been resorting to a general strike against the proposal to establish Lamidanda as a village municipality instead of Mahuregadhi. Locals of Buipa, Rajapani, Bijayakharka, Nunthala also other areas have announced an indefinite strike.

The local parties including Congress, UML, CPN (Maoist center), RPP, CPN-ML, Khumbuwan Rastriya Morcha and Naya Shakti have appealed to the banda enforcers to seek an alternative to the banda. Stating that shutting down of transportation has invited misery to the people, they have also drawn attention of the local administration towards that end.

Meanwhile, the Khotang Transport Entrepreneurs Association has also submitted a memo to the local administration on Wednesday, calling its intervention in opening the roads for public transportation. RSS

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