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‘Unhelpful’ Balen Shah gives 14 reasons why he isn’t collecting Singhadarbar waste

Staff Reporter Apr 10, 2023

Kathmandu : Kathmandu Mayor Balen Shah seems adamant about his decision not to collect the waste inside Singhadarbar, the federal government’s administrative complex housing the Prime Minister’s Office and most ministries.

Two days after directing his employees and contractors not to collect waste, the rapper-turned-politician known for his controversial social media posts resorted to Facebook to explain why he made the decision.

He posted a photo of him meeting Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Deputy Prime Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha and gave 14 points to show various federal ministries remained non-cooperative with him.

Shah argued he wanted to make reforms in various aspects of city life but the federal agencies did not cooperate with him.

“Singhadarbar lies within the metropolitan city. It is just 500 metres away from the city office. But, the city government needs to work hard to reach Singhadarbar,” he said, “You can never feel that Singhadarbar as the federal government tries to coordinate with the local governments in issues of people’s livelihood.”

Balen Shah’s recent move is said to be an act of revenge as he is not getting support from the federal government to evict landless squatters from the public land in the city.

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