Dashain is an occasion when migrant workers return home, but this festive season, they have yet another reason to celebrate.
Nepalis working in different Indian cities, who have started returning home, say this time they will not only celebrate Dashain but also take part in the Constituent Assembly elections, which they described as yet another festival.
Nepali migrant workers in hundreds of numbers have been coming home every day since the beginning of Ghatasthapana from different bordering areas of Mahottari district including Bhittamod, Matihani and Samsi. Most of the returnees said that there were two prominent reasons to be back home — to celebrate Dashain and cast votes in the elections.
Shankar Kshetri of Hatisarba Village Development Committee, who works in New Delhi, said he decided to return home to take part in the upcoming CA elections.
Likewise, Saniulla Rayin, 30, of Bhangaha, said that he decided to come home on leave without pay only to cast vote in the elections.
Superintendent of Police of the Armed Police Force Bhuwaneshwor Prasad Chaudhary said that over 150 Nepalis are returning home everyday from India.
SP Chaudhary said that most of the returnees are the residents of Mahottari, Dhanusha, Udayapur, Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga and Khotang districts.