Chitwan saddened at loss of sincere leader

Chitwan, February 9

People of Chitwan Constituency No 4 today mourned the sudden demise of former prime minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala.

Late Koirala was elected lawmaker from this constituency.

Nepali Congress Chitwan President Tek Prasad Gurung said dozens of remarkable projects in the district were possible only because of Koirala’s initiative.

Agriculture and Forest Science University was established in Rampur, Bharatpur-Meghauli road section, Bharatpur-Thori road, Bakhanmarga road section of Sharadanagar, embankment at Narayani River and other projects in the district are some of the development works Koirala expedited.

“He took all development projects of the district positively. Hence, people in the district have felt irrecoverable loss due to his sudden death,” said Gurung. “We must learn a lesson in honesty and fairness.

He never gave false assurances to people,” he said.

Bijaya Sharma Bhusal, an NC member, who worked together with Koirala as an economic committee member during elections, said late Koirala scolded people who spent huge amounts during election.

“After Koirala was elected from Chitwan, the district folks could meet him any time and put forward their problems easily. Hence, everyone was happy with him,” argued Chitwan NC secretary Jeet Narayan Shrestha.

Koirala was elected CA member garnering 20,723 votes against his nearest rival Parbati Rawal of CPN-UML.

However, he renounced this constituency after he was elected from Banke. “I didn’t feel like being defeated while contesting with Koirala,” said Rawal.