Why did the previous Indian military chief stroll across the cubicles on election day?

November 7, Pokhara. Retired Major General Ashok Mehta of the Indian Army was seen at numerous polling stations in Pokhara throughout the November 4 election.

Mehta, who speaks clear Nepali in blue glasses, Dhaka hat and coat pants, and speaks clear Nepali, was not acknowledged by many when he visited the polling stations.

Even although some people who find themselves interested in safety affairs and geopolitics thought-about him, he didn’t turn out to be a subject of a lot dialogue. The discuss of him reaching numerous polling stations progressively unfold and curiosity turned, ‘Why did Ashok Mehta go to the polling stations?’

Mehta didn’t come for any investigation or election statement. He had come to Pokhara to win the ticket for his son Dharma, who’s a candidate for federal parliamentarian from Kaski.

His son-in-law Wuddhiman Gurung was an aspiring federal MP from the Nepali Congress. However, the ticket was gained by the president of Congress, Kishore Dutt Baral. Mehta arrived in Pokhara on October 20, when the tussle for tickets was occurring.

Mehta, who bought married solely after retiring 27 years in the past, has no children. He met Krishna Bahadur Gurung of Lameahal, Gagangonda, Pokhara greater than 60 years in the past when he was within the 2/5 GRVC platoon of the Indian Army.

Mit’s son Wuddhiman and Yam Bahadur Gurung have been made sons of Dharma by Mehta. Wuddhiman’s brother Yama Bahadur has retired as Subedar of Indian Army. Dharma son Wuddhiman didn’t get a ticket, however he went to numerous locations to see the voting technique of Nepal.

Wuddhiman Gurung, adopted son of Ashok Mehta.

‘Father comes 1/2 instances a 12 months. My father and he have been troopers of the identical battalion. Father retired as captain. He turned a serious normal’, Wuddhiman mentioned, ‘Even although I did not get a ticket, he stayed for 15 days and got here again on the fifth to see the election.’

Wuddhiman was previously a conference consultant of the Nepali Congress. In the 14th Congress, he was defeated by Rajendramani Lamichhane because the Regional Chairman of Kaski-3. Although he tried to get a ticket on this election, he was not successful.

An officer of the National Investigation mentioned that although Mehta had reached numerous polling stations from Lekhnath space to Malepatan, there was no intention to trigger any bother, however he was additionally as to why he had come. Wuddhiman mentioned that Mehta, who thought-about Meet’s youngsters as his non secular youngsters, used to return to Pokhara each 3/4 months and go to numerous locations.

Mehta 2/5 GR (FF) (VC Platoon) who got here to Pokhara on twentieth November additionally participated in this system organized on the event of the 136th delivery anniversary (Mala Kand Day) of Pokhara’s ex-serviceman household. Mehta, 104-year-old Ram Prasad Gurung and 11 folks have been honored in this system.

Mehta additionally celebrated his 84th anniversary at Dharmachhora’s home in Pokhara. Ashok married Aditi on the Vindhyavasini temple in Pokhara.

Mehta is among the few Indians who is aware of a lot about Nepal affairs. Even after retiring from the Indian Army, Mehta has been taking part within the formulation and technique of the Indian authorities’s safety coverage.