The parliamentary party meeting of ruling CPN in Province 3 has failed to take any decision on the party instruction to name the province Bagmati and make Hetauda the provincial capital.
"We relayed the things the top leaders said to our friends today," provincial assembly member Keshav Sthapit told Setopati after the meeting on Thursday. "No decision was taken on whether to issue whip or not. The meeting will again be convened at 11 Friday morning."
Secretariat meeting of the party on December 29 had decided to name the province Bagmati and make Hetauda of Makwanpur the capital.
But CPN leaders from the province have expressed dissatisfaction about Hetauda being made the capital with party chairmen KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, and some lawmakers have even threatened to reject the party decision.
The adamant party high command, on the other hand, has instructed the provincial party leaders to implement the party decision.
The majority of CPN lawmakers in the province have opposed the decision calling it impractical and unconstitutional.
They contend that Hetauda will be far away from most parts of the province and claim Kavre will be the most appropriate pick for capital on all accounts when Kathmandu Valley cannot be picked as one as it borders eight of the 13 districts in the province.
CPN has two-third majority in the 110-strong provincial assembly with 80 seats.
Published Date: Thursday, Poush 24, 2076, 14:52:00