Rautahat, February 15
Two ministers of the incumbent coalition government reached their home district in Rautahat six months after they assumed ministerial duties due to the prolonged agitation carried out by the United Democratic Madhesi front in the Tarai districts.
With normalcy returning, of late, Minister for Environment Bishendra Paswan and State Minister for Health Mahammad Mustak Alam reached Rautahat district headquarters Gaur today.
Minister Paswan remained busy holding discussions with his party cadres at Hotel Siya Palace. He also held discussions with the chiefs of security agencies in the district.
Paswan said that he was on the field monitoring various industries and factories located between Birgunj and Biratnagar.
Similarly, State Minister Alam also arrived in the district for the first time after taking oath as minister.
He also remained busy holding discussions with his party activists and locals. With the prolonged agitation of the Madhesi forces for around half the year, the circumstances didn’t allow the ministers and leaders to visit the plains.
But now with the improving atmosphere in the region, they have started visiting their home districts.
Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokhrel and Irrigation Minister Umesh Kumar Yadav reached Bardibas of Sarlahi a week ago.
Similarly, former prime minister and senior CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, lawmakers Banshidhar Mishra and Ramesh Kumar Bhattarai visited various places connected with the road in the northern belt of Rautahat yesterday.
Nepali Congress leaders have also started arriving in the Tarai districts to prepare for their national convention.
Lawmaker Sunil Kumar Yadav, former lawmaker and district Nepali Congress President Krishna Yadav and central member Mahammad Aftab Alam were also seen in the Tarai of late.
A version of this article appears in print on February 16, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.