HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: In what is seen as a rebuff to the remarks made Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai yesterday on his return from Rio+20 summit, the CPN-UML chairman Jhalanath Khanal today reminded the prime minister that “no strength acquired by the PM from Rio de Janeiro will work to prolong his stay in the office”.
The caretaker PM should be aware of this, he warned while briefly talking to journalists after he called on the Nepali Congress vice president Ram Chandra Paudel, who is ill and undergoing treatment at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital.
Upon the PM’s yesterday’s remarks against opposition parties, Khanal said that the PM was showing a ‘childish arrogance’ to prolong his stay in the office.
Bhattarai made the same comment against the opposition parties yesterday upon his arrival from Rio de Janeiro after a weeklong foreign trip. Khanal urged the PM to clear the way for national consensus.
According to Khanal’s personal secretary Rambabu Adhikari, Khanal wished speedy recovery of Paudel and briefly discussed about how to give an outlet to the current political crisis. Paudel was admitted to the hospital on Sunday and is suffering from pneumonia and high blood pressure.
The NC leader’s health is gradually improving and he would be kept in the hospital for few more days according to his aide Chiranjibi Adhikari.