PM Oli, other leaders pay tribute to RPP-Nepal leader Gurung

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and other leaders on Tuesday paid tribute to the late Chandra Bahadur Gurung, General Secretary of Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal.

The Prime Minister visited the RPP-Nepal's central office at Dhumbarahi of Kathmandu and paid his last tributes to Gurung, who died in Colorado of the US on October 2 during the course of treatment against pancreatic cancer.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Oli said the country has lost a true leader with the demise of Gurung, dubbing him as a leader with nationalist thinking and ideology.

Similarly, UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, offering tribute to the late leader, hailed Gurung as a leader who always dedicated to the welfare of the country and people.

RPP-Nepal Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa said late Gurung was a mature and dedicated personality in Nepali politics.

Former Prime Ministers Lokendra Bahadur Chand, Madhav Kumar Nepal and Dr Baburam Bhattarai, Deputy Prime Minister Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar, Nepali Congress Vice-President Ramchandra Paudel, Deputy Speaker Onsari Gharti and Rastriya Prajatantra Party leader Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani also paid their last tribute to Gurung.

Gurung's body was brought to Nepal this afternoon from the US, according to party assistant General Secretary Rajaram Shrestha.

Gurung was a founding leader of the RPP-Nepal.