Leader Nepal refutes his association with Christianity and holy wine


Kathmandu, Jan 7 : Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) senior leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has made it clear that he had no connection with Christian religion and holy wine issue that rose from the recently held Asia Pacific Summit in the capital.

Responding to queries of lawmakers in this connection at the meeting of the International Relations Committee of the House of the Representatives (HoR) here today, leader Nepal clarified that he was a communist leader and thereby had no relation with any religion despite being born in Hindu religion and culture. “I treat all religions equally”, he said.

The former Prime Minister also said that the summit was effective to promote the country in the international arena.

According to Nepal, former leaders BP Koirala, Girija Prasad Koirala, Ganesh Man Singh, Sushil Koirala and Sher Bahadur Deuba had also attended such programmes in the past.

Speaking at the same meeting, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said that efforts were made to tarnish the government’s image by linking it to the same issue. RSS