Kathmandu, August 31
In a controversial decision, the Hetaunda sub-metropolitan city government has decided to give Nepal Press Union, the organisation of journalists close to the ruling Nepali Congress party, Rs 1 million.
Likewise, the local government also decided to provide an allowance to its elected female representatives to buy a sari and a coat each.
The city government’s spokesperson Sabin Neupane says the government is giving money to the Nepali Congress union as the union contributed to spreading the name of Hetaunda nationally and internationally by hosting its general convention there in July.
The previous team in the city had decided to provide allowance to female representatives but was withdrawn fearing criticism. Hence, the decision will be implemented now, according to him. The female members of the previous team will also get the money.