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  • Dahal expresses dissatisfaction over the government decision!

    Kathmandu, May 3

    The chairperson of ruling coalition partner CPN-Maoist Centre, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, on Thursday has expressed his dissatisfaction over the government decision to cancel public holidays on various ethnic festivals.

    Dahal says he will talk with Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli over the issue and ask him to reconsider it.

    Receiving a delegation of Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN), which claims to be the umbrella oganisation of all indigenous communities in the country, to his residence in Khumaltar of Lalitpur today, Dahal said he was not consulted while making the decision.

    “The issue was not discussed with me earlier,” Dahal said, “Therefore, I will support you over this issue.”

    Earlier, in the last week of March, the government had cut out 12 public holidays whereas restricted holidays of Lhosar, Christmas, Chhath and Maghi festivals among others to the communities and regions celebrating them. Following the decision, NEFIN had launched a  protest demanding the withdrawal of the decision.

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