GPK away to Delhi, NC meet uncertain

Kathmandu, March 11:

Former prime minister and Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala reached New Delhi this evening on a two-day visit.

Koirala, who went to Delhi for health check-up, will be attended by doctors from All India Institute of medical Sciences (AIIMS), said his daughter Sujata Koirala.

Our New Delhi correspondent quoted Sujata as saying, “He will visit AIIMS, and other hospitals including the Apollo Hospital if needed.”

Talking briefly to mediapersons in Kathmandu before leaving for New Delhi, Koirala rubbished rumours of political motive behind his India visit.

Earlier, addressing an interaction organised by NC’s party statute amendment committee, Koirala said the NC’s general convention scheduled to be held within August might be postponed again for two more months. The NC’s central committee meeting, held in last August, had decided to hold the general convention within one year. Koirala said that the party was going to amend its statute to make it highly inclusive and representative in the changed context. “The amended statute will give a new life to the party,” he said.

He accused PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal of ignoring the politics of consensus after assuming power.