By Our Reporter
Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli is now in Singapore for a routine health check-up. He left for Singapore on Sunday.
Likewise, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, one of the chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party arrived in Kathmandu after concluding his six-day Dubai visit.
Overseas trips of the two chairs of the ruling communist party NCP, has however, drawn criticism from public stating that they were blowing the money for their pleasure.
Criticism on the PM’s Singapore was so severe that Minister for Communication and Information Technology had to clarify by holding a surprise meeting on Sunday that the state would not spend any money for Prime Minister Oli’s Singapore trip.
He organised the press meet on Sunday to make the Cabinet decision public instead of organising it on Thursday, the regular schedule, only to succor public criticism.
Minister Baskota said all the expenses will be borne by PM Oli himself.
The personal secretary of PM Oli also said that he had gone for a regular check-up at National University Hospital in Singapore.
Oli had kidney transplant in New Delhi in 2007.
Doctors attending the prime minister had referred him to the National University Hospital in Singapore. An ultrasound-guided renal biopsy was conducted a few days ago on Oli to test the functioning of his kidneys.
He is going to Singapore not because he is sick, but because he has to undergo a routine check-up, said Kundan Aryal, PM Oli’s press adviser.
After his kidney transplant, Oli had regularly undergone routine health check-ups in different countries.
Likewise, Dahal had been to Dubai with his ailing wife and two daughters.
Theirs was a family visit to console Sita, who is diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy.
Dahal was received at the airport by Energy Minister Barsha Man Pun, Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai and Drinking Water Minister Bina Magar.