Ruling UCPN (Maoist) party has decided to table the proposal of turning Chitwan and its surrounding areas the federal capital of Nepal at the meeting of the major political parties.
The standing committee meeting of the party attended by the establishment faction led by chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Prime Minister and party vice-chairman Baburam Bhattarai on Tuesday decided to table the proposal of developing the area between Daunne in the west to Makwanpur in the east as the capital city of Nepal. The federal capital will be an exclusive entity and will not be part of any federal province.
The Wednesday's edition of Nagarik Daily reported that the Maoists decided to make Chitwan and its surrounding areas capital of Nepal after concluding that Kathmandu has become "very congested".
There has been a decision to develop the area between Daunne in the west to Makwanpur in the east as the federal capital, Maoist standing committee member Amik Sherchan said.
He said that as it has become certain that the country is going into federalism, Chitwan has been proposed as the federal capital to clear the air regarding where to build the capital of the federal state.
The Maoists are of the view that since Kathmandu has become congested due to over population, Chitwan will be very appropriate as the capital of Nepal as it also lies at the center of country with easy access to all parts and regions.
Sherchan claimed that other political parties are also positive towards the Maoist proposal of making Chitwan capital of Nepal. nepalnews.com