Lawmaker donates land worth millions

Rajbiraj, January 16

While many people’s representatives are under fire for focusing on personal benefits through misuse of government budget, a member of the House of Representatives has donated land worth millions in Saptari.

Chandrakant Chaudhary elected to the House of Representatives from Saptari Constituency 3 has transferred ownership of 65 bigha land to various public institutions so far. Chaudhary is a resident of Pato at Dakneswori Municipality, Saptari.

The seed of altruism was sowed in Chaudhary when he saw his father donate 14 bigha land to establish a school in the village. Chaudhary said he was committed to serving people, for he regarded altruism as the greatest religion in the world.

According to Dakneswori Municipality Mayor Narayan Sah, Chaudhary has done exemplary work by donating his land for expansion of the market, health post, police post, agriculture sub-centre, livestock centre and drinking water office, among others.

Chaudhary had provided 10 kattha land worth Rs 50 million for the municipality building and for construction of market shed the last time.

After the municipality building was constructed, Chaudhary had inaugurated the building.  The municipality has constructed municipality assembly hall and market shed on the land provided by Chaudhary.

Chaudhary has pledged to donate 13 kattha land for construction of a 25 bed hospital in the village. Province lawmaker Bideswor Yadav said Chaudhary’s meritorious work would be appreciated by the next generation as well.

Chaudhary, who started his political career from the Nepali Congress in 1961, was elected as chair of then Pato VDC earlier. Chaudhary later joined Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal and was elected federal lawmaker in the last parliamentary polls from Saptari Constituency 3.