UCPN (Maoist) Chairman, Speaker Gharti off to Bangkok to see ailing leader

Kathmandu, Jan 6: UCPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Speaker Onsari Gharti left for Thailand at 11:30 am today.

Dahal and Gharti are scheduled to meet Barsha Man Pun admitted to Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital in Bangkok. Pun was hospitalised after suffering from jaundice and liver-related diseases, said private secretariat of Speaker Gharti.

Pun was referred by Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, India.

Dahal is scheduled to return home on Friday, while Gharti will return on January 12, the secretariat said.