Bhaktpuar, Aug. 13: Minister for Supplies, Min Bishwokarma, has said government was planning to announce state of emergency in view of the massive inundation and landslides occurred in various parts of the country.
During an interaction programme organized at Raphat Media Club here Sunday, Minister Bishwokarma said the meeting of the Council of Ministers being held on Sunday itself was likely to announce emergency to manage the disaster, for the efforts on it did not become effective as expected earlier.
It was an uphill task before the government to cope up the disaster, he said, adding that government's diplomatic efforts to open more number of sluice gates in the Koshi Barrage however became successful.
The Minister said if all sluice gates were opened, it could wreak havoc in Bihar, India, and if not, it inundates Nepalis land. So, government was aware of taking a cautious measure, he added.
Meanwhile, he argued that government was committed to holding elections in Province No 2 facing the disaster effects. RSS
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