Hailing from Kabilas-8 of Nuwakot, Dr. Ram Saran Mahat, a senior politician and a technocrat, was born on January 1, 1951. He is the son of Khadga Bahadur and Tol Kumari Mahat and holds a Doctor in Philosophy in Economics. His political career began in 1973.
Dr. Mahat, the member of Central Committee of Nepali Congress, was appointed as the Minister for Foreign Affairs by Krishna Prashad Bhatarai Government in 1999-2000. Renowned as a noted economist, Dr. Mahat was appointed as the deputy chairman of the National Planning Commission. He has served as the member of the Parliament's Finance Committee and the member of the high level Special Committee chaired by the Prime Minister with the responsibility of management, reintegration and rehabilitation of the ex Maoist combatants.
Dr. Mahat, who has accumulated extended experience of abroad, has participated in numerous international meetings and conferences, mainly as leader of the ministerial delegations. He was imprisoned several times by the autocratic monarchial regime. Dr. Mahat represented Nepali Congress in the CA Election-2008 and was elected from Nuwakot-2 with 17,444 votes, defeating his closest opponent Hit Bahadur Tamang of UCPN-Maoist. Tamang received 17,338 votes while another opponent Binda Dhungana of CPN-UML had 4,523 votes to her name. He was with e. CA's Committee on Natural Resources, Financial Rights and Revenue Sharing and Committee on Finance and Labor Relations .
He has a daughter and a son.
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People walk for 3-4 hours to vote. The leaders, however, use helicopter to cover a distance of even just an hour's walking distance. Why does the EC not see this?
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- JUMLA, NOVEMBER 19 - Voting in two election centers in Jumla's Depalgaun VDC has been postponed, after CPN-Maoist looted ballot boxes on Tuesday. Some 60 cadres of CPN-Maoist looted ballot boxes from the election centers of Tribhuwan High School in Depalgaun VDC.
- BHOJPUR, NOVEMBER 16 - Two miscreants attacked the UCPN-Maoist' election assembly being held in Jarayotar VDC, eastern Bhojour with two bombs.