Kathmandu: Lawmaker and Nepali Congress general secretary Gagan Kumar Thapa has suggested to the government to immediately hold dialogue with the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).
Speaking in the meeting of the House of Representatives today, Thapa urged Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ to hold discussions with KMC without any delay and prejudice.
“Let dialogue be held promptly with the metropolis regarding its decision of not collecting garbage from Singha Durbar and other places. Topics that have to be sorted out now should be done so. The justified demands (of KMC) should be fulfilled,” he said and called for also involving the people’s representatives from the Kathmandu Valley in this dialogue process.
KMC has not picked up the garbage from Singha Durbar and places citing the Federal Government have not lent enough support to it in its plan of making the metropolis well-managed.
Lawmaker Thapa said, “Let the Prime Minister take the initiation today itself and hold talks with KMC to address the conflict seen with the KMC. This matter should be finalized and also it should not be abandoned thinking that the matter is addressed for now. Let the Federal Government bring the required legislation in the parliament. We are ready to work to that end.”
Stating that a conflict has been seen between Bag Durbar (read KMC) and Singha Durbar (the Executive), he said, “We will debate whether the local government’s style, language, tone while pressing for getting its demands heard by obstructing the essential services is right or wrong.”