Hetauda: Hetauda Sub-Metropolis has for the first time got indigenous woman as a Mayor.
The only Sub-Metropolis in Bagmati Province, Hetauda’s achievement this time is a break in political domination of CPN UML. Mina Lama from CPN (Unified Socialist) became the Mayor with the support of Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Centre). Lama’s election as Mayor has taken many, especially the CPN UML, by surprise.
Unified Socialist is the splinter party from the CPN UML which had dominated the political atmosphere for long in Hetauda city.
With her election, Mina Lama has announced that she would take efforts to make Hetauda Sub-Metropolis prosperous. She has further vowed to make Hetauda a women and children rights friendly city.
Talking to the Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) following her victory, Lama said she would keep on realizing the development works she had announced earlier as Deputy Mayor. Formation of Hetauda Women Municipal Council, skill oriented and income-generating training to women, Dalit, backward and indigenous people are other promises, she shared.
She also shared her plan to establish a maternity hospital and senior citizen hospital in Hetauda.
Lama had entered politics since student life coinciding with 2046BS struggle for restoration of democracy in the country. Lama has done MA in Sociology from Hetauda Multiple Campus and LLB from Hari Khetan Multiple Campus, Birgunj.
She has a communist political background. She had been district secretary of All Nepal Women Associations in Hetadua in 2071BS.