Urlabari, March 3 – Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Bharat Mohan Adhikari, who passed away last night, was elected to the House of Representatives thrice from then constituency no. 2 of Morang.
He however lost in the first Constituent Assembly elections in 2064. During his representation of the constituency, Adhikari made a big contribution to the development of the area.
A bridge over the Bakraha river in Ratuwa mai, black topping of Urlabari-Bardanga-Biratnagar road, construction of Urlabari-Madhumalla-Rabi road, river control measures in Bakraha, Mawa, Lohandra rivers are some of his notable works.
“We have lost an efficient leadership for the development and prosperity of east Morang,” says MP from Morang-1 Ghanashyam Khatiwada. “The people here will always remember leader Adhikari as a pro-development leader with good organisational skills and dedication to democracy and prosperity.”
Local CPN leader Man Bahadur Shrestha also remembers Adhikari for his contribution in building an embankment on the Mawa river, which has helped Urlabari to develop in its present form today. There were no road and power supply in constituency 2, but that ended after Adhikari became the finance minister, added Shrestha.
Adhikari was also equally accessible to leaders, cadres and well wishers from his constituency in Kathmandu. He is known as leader who was very concerned about his cadres, says former president of Urlabari Chamber of Commerce Gobardhan Shakya. “Whether during election or in any other programme, leader Adhikari was always concerned about the state of cadres,” he said.