Prachanda to go to India for spouse’s remedy

Kathmandu, January 4

Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka ‘Prachanda’, will embark on a visit to India on Monday for his wife’s treatment.

Prachanda’s wife, Sita Dahal is suffering from multiple ailments, including progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare kind of Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Her health deteriorated recently and was admitted to a local Kathmandu hospital.

Prachanda and his wife Sita will arrive in Mumbai later in the day, a member of the NCP Chairman’s private secretariat told IANS.

Earlier, Sita Dahal was taken to the John Hopkins University in the US, as well as Singapore for treatment.

Prachanda, who had recently split the NCP against Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, informed a party meeting on Sunday that due to his India visit, he would be unable to participate in the agitation against Oli’s move against the dissolution of the House of Representatives.

Sita Dahal has been unwell after their only son Prakash died in November 2017.


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