MKN cuts short visit to home district Rautahat

Rautahat, October 1

As the stir in the plains rages on, the government has failed to address the unrest.

Despite giving speeches in the Capital, not a single leader of the major parties has dared visit their constituencies to address their voters in the Madhes. Though CPN-UML leader and former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal set out on a trip to his home district today, he cut short his visit and returned to the Capital after just touching upon a part of the district — Chandranigahapur hours later.

Though he was elected from Constituency No-1 from the district, the former prime minster didn’t visit his own constituency here, apparently fearing the wrath of the agitators.

Having set out with the lofty mission of educating the people in the district about the statutory provisions for indigenous and the marginalised and backward communities from the capital, the leader addressed a short programme in Chandranigahapur before returning to Kathmandu.

“What the Madheshi parties have done is spread false rumour that the constitution doesn’t recognise the Madhesi populace as citizens, which is totally a fib,” Nepal argued.