UML top brass absent from Indian embassy reception

- Post Report, Kathmandu
According to party sources, Oli’s invitation did not arrive on time while Khanal and Nepal are out of the country

Nov 3, 2016-Three top CPN-UML leaders were conspicuous by their absence at a programme organised by the Embassy of India in Kathmandu on Wednesday. 

Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae had hosted a reception in honour of visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at the embassy on Wednesday evening, where leaders of various political parties, government officials and chiefs of security agencies among others were present. 

UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and senior leaders Jhala Nath Khanal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, however, did not attend the reception. 

Oli, Khanal and Nepal are former prime ministers.

According to party sources, invitation for Oli “did not arrive on time”. Oli, however, attended the state banquet hosted by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari in honour of her Indian counterpart Mukherjee on Wednesday evening. According to the party sources said Khanal and Nepal are currently out of the country. 

UML leaders Bhim Rawal and Bishnu Poudel, however, were seen at the Indian embassy reception. 

Published: 03-11-2016 07:30

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