Prez for scientific state restructuring

Janakpur, September 22:

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav today said the Constituent Assembly should restructure the state scientifically.

Speaking at a programme organised by Janakpur Chambers of Commerce and Industry to felicitate him, Dr Yadav said, “The restructuring of the state should keep in mind

the sentiments of people living in mountain, hilly and Tarai regions.”

Expressing hope that the new constitution will be drafted on time, Dr Yadav said, “The parliamentary election should held on time once the constitution is written.” “As Mithila is the land of intellectuals since time immemorial, I urge Janakpur denizens to set an example by maintaining social harmony here, “ the President said. He also performed a puja in Ram Janaki temple today.

Meanwhile, some cadres of the Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum (MJF) showed blacks flags to Dr Yadav upon his arrival here. The police arrested one MJF cadre involved in the incident. However, the MJF said it was not involved in the incident.

It’s the first visit of Dr Yadav to his hometown after getting elected to the high office. The President is scheduled to meet people of several walks of life during his stay. According to security officials, Dr Yadav would spend the night at his residence in Bramhapuri.

Hundreds of people, including representatives of political parties, businessmen and members of civil society, welcomed Dr Yadav in Janakpur.

Mahato flays President’s remarks:

Janakpur: Minister for Commerce and Supplies Rajendra Mahato on Monday expressed dissatisfaction at President Dr Ram Baran Yadav’s recent remarks on the demand of the Madhesi parties for a single Madhes state. Talking to reporters in Janakpur, Mahato said Dr Yadav exceeded his brief when he spoke against ‘One Madhes, One Pradesh’ were ‘against the norms’ of his position.

He accused Dr Yadav of failing to rise above the party politics and said Dr Yadav behaved like the general secretary of the NC even as he is the President of the country. “Dr Yadav, as the President, should not express such views against the demand for ‘One Madhes, One Pradesh’.”— HNS