MP candidate Shah fulfills promises despite electoral defeat
November 17, 2018 02:10 AM NPT
By: Janak KC
Rajeeev Bikram Shah is building a hospital in Jajarkot district with a budget of Rs 60 million from his own pocket.
JAJARKOT, Nov 17: There is a long-list of political leaders who have completely ignored their election promises after winning. In fact, only a few leaders in the history of democratic Nepal have delivered on their election promises.
But in Jajarkot, a defeated election candidate is doing something that is really different and unexpected. He is fulfilling his election promise despite the defeat.
Just before the federal elections, Nepali Congress (NC) leader and electoral candidate Rajeev Bikram Shah had promised to build a hospital for the locals of the district. His promise is about to be fulfilled as the hospital is in the final phase of construction.
The hospital is being constructed at Chedagadh Municipality-5 and is in the final phase of construction, said Geeta Shahi, a local. The hospital is being constructed with a budget of Rs 60 million from Rajiv's own pocket.
“When someone shows commitment to serve the community, we also have to support them,” said Geeta. “Keeping this in mind, seven families of the village donated land to make Rajiv's endeavor a success.”
The 25-bed hospital with modern buildings is being constructed in five ropanis of land donated by the locals. The construction team expects to complete the construction within January next year.
However, the construction could take two more months than expected due to difficulties in transporting construction materials in the rural area, according to Panchakanya Group, the construction company.
Jajarkot and western parts of the country have been suffering from several epidemics time and again. Former lawmaker Shah said the hospital will have many facilities for x-ray, maternity service, and various specialized services.