Deputy Mayor Prem Kumari Thapa breaks inscription after finding her name missing.
DHANGADHI: Saturday saw a video of the inauguration ceremony of a Ward Office go viral.
The viral video displays Mayor Mamata Prasad Chaudhary being pushed aside by irate Deputy Mayor Prem Kumari Thapa immediately after he removes the red cover.
When the Mayor inaugurates the Ward Office Building of Ghoda Ghodi Municipality’s ward no 7 and DM Thapa sees her name missing she tries to break the inscription.
She protests shouting ‘down with the administration’ for not including her name in the inscription. The Mayor is seen trying to pacify Thapa and requests her to calm down, however, the DM gets further angry and spits on the petrograph.
DM Thapa is seen taking the issue as an insult to the DM just because she is a woman. She is seen provoked by some people standing behind her.
“There is the name of Mayor, Ward Chair and Ward Members but my name is deliberately skipped,” she says, “ They have deliberately not included my name in the inscription, just because the DM is a woman.”
However, Mayor Chaudhary defended the inscription saying generally the name of the person who inaugurates the building or program is included in the inscription.
“Generally, the name of the person who inaugurates the building is included,” he said, “ In case of the ward members, the ward committee makes the decision in this regard.”