MAY 24, 2020/Surkhet-
Chief Minister (CM) of Karnali Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has sent back police personnel, who were deployed for his security along with a vehicle.
CM Shahi has sent eight police personnel back saying that the district police office needed their service more at this hour to curb the coronavirus outbreak in the province.
“The control and prevention of COVID-19 is more important than my personal security. I don’t need a big troup running with me, people’s safety is above all,” he told the walker.
“Karnali was the only province which was not affected for a long time. But now, the number is slowly rising. The number may soar with more migrant workers coming from India. We are prepared to receive them in proper quarantine and do the management part, ” he added.
He is also the former Minister for Energy at federal level.
He hails from Kalikot district and was once a Maoist People’s Liberation Army (PLA) commander.