Dahal wants cottage in birthplace

Pokhara, May 5

CPN-Maoist Centre Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said that he was looking for a land plot to build a house in Kaski’s Dhikurpokhari.

Talking to locals of Dhikurpokhari, Dahal said, “I am thinking of having my own cottage here. This would enable me to keep in touch with the people and contribute to the development of the area.” Dahal, accompanied by party leaders and family members, inspected a land plot from where one can see the view of Mt Machhpuchhre. Local Maoist leader said that Dahal had liked the land belonging to tourism entrepreneur HaridhowjTulachan.

Tulachan confirmed that Dahal had inspected his land. It is learnt that Dahal is looking for around five ropani land. Tourism entrepreneur Tulachan had bought more than 100 ropanis of the land some thirty years ago. The Maoist chair was born at Lebade of then Dhikurpokhari VDC-9. His family had sold all the land before they migrated to Chitwan in 2019 BS.

While looking for the land, Dahal had recalled childhood memories. He recounted how he used to tend the cattle and return home with firewood.”My childhood memories are still fresh in my mind. I have got emotional attachment with people here,” he added.

Annapurna Rural Municipality chair YubarakKuwar opined that if Dahal settled down at Dhikurpokhari it would usher in development and prosperity in Province 4. Kuwar said that he met with Dahal and reported about water crisis facing his RM. Dahal assured that water crisis in Dhikurpokhari would be solved during the tenure of Minister for Drinking Water and daughter-in-law BinaMagar.

Dahal recalled his pledge to construct a polytechnic institute at Dhikurpokhari in his earlier visit. Dahal had urged Kaski CDO TaranathAdhikari to solve the problem of power in the area.

Speaking at a programme organised in Pokhara, Dahal said that he had given final touch to his party’s unity with the CPN-UML. “Once I get back to capital, unification will be declared,” Dahal stated. He argued that after the unification they would have a different party.