Incident Reports

Protest over budget distribution at Thalara Rural Municipality

2020-07-20

Province 7, Bajhang, Thalara

The people’s representatives elected from the Nepali Congress (NC) as well as the pro-NC people in Thalara Rural Municipality in Bajhang district have protested the budget terming it ‘undue’ allocation. They protested that the rural municipality’s leadership had allocated budget for the programmes that were related to their party cadres and near and dear ones only.

The rural municipality had presented its annual policies and programmes on June 24 while it had introduced budget towards the end of June. The people’s representatives backed by NC organized protest programmes in the rural municipality’s office after their dissenting voices were unheard.The people’s representatives elected from the Nepali Congress (NC) as well as the pro-NC people in Thalara Rural Municipality in Bajhang district have protested the budget terming it ‘undue’ allocation. They protested that the rural municipality’s leadership had allocated budget for the programmes that were related to their party cadres and near and dear ones only.

The rural municipality had presented its annual policies and programmes on June 24 while it had introduced budget towards the end of June. The people’s representatives backed by NC organized protest programmes in the rural municipality’s office after their dissenting voices were unheard.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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