President reached Parliament without blocking the road

Ram Chandra Poudel

President Ramchandra Poudel has reached the parliament building amid a simple security cordon. President Paudel is presenting the annual policy and program for the upcoming fiscal year 2080/081 at the joint meeting of both houses at the Federal Parliament Building in New Baneshwar. President Paudel, who came out on the road from Sheetal Niwas under the normal security given to VVIPs, reached the Parliament Building without blocking the road along with the general public. While he was riding, other vehicles that regularly ply were also seen on the road without stopping.

In the past, the police used to block the road for hours when the president was riding. Earlier, during the tenure of the then President Bidya Devi Bhandari, there was a civil protest when even pedestrians were stopped during the ride. This time, President Poudel reached the Parliament without any obstacles on the road. This is the first incident of President Paudel attending a public program after his illness and also his first speech in Parliament. President Paudel returned home on 18 May last after reaching India and undergoing treatment for stomach-related health problems. Doctors also suggested him to rest in isolation for three weeks.