KATHMANDU: Chairman of Unified CPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal is embarking on a five-day visit to India at the invitation of the Indian government.

According to Dahal’s personal secretary Chudamani Khadka, Dahal will leave Kathmandu on July 14 and will be back on July 18.

Dahal’s India visit at a time when the Constituent Assembly is about to complete preparing the new constitution, is taken as a meaningful event.

He is expected to meet Indian president and prime minister in New Delhi

Khadka said Dahal will meet top authorities of the Indian government though the schedule of the meeting has not been finalised.

Sources claimed he will meet Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi among others. Sources also claimed that along with Dahal, Nepali Congress and CPN UML leaders are also visiting India.

UML secretariat member and office Secretary Krishna Gopal Shrestha confirmed that two party leaders will be visiting India beginning July 12 following the party’s standing committee meeting to be held on Tuesday.

Shrestha said most probably Indian leaders might want to know about the 16-point agreement of the four parties.

Both the neighbouring countries India and China should know what’s happening in our country regarding the constitution drafting process.

Government spokesperson and NC leader Minendra Rijal, however, said he was not aware about the India visit of NC leaders.