KATHMANDU, March 3: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chair duo KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ have paid final tributes to the party leader Bharat Mohan Adhikari.
The former deputy prime minister and four times finance minister, who was admitted to hospital three weeks ago after he complained of heart and lungs pain, passed away last night at Dhumbarai-based HAMS hospital. He was 82.
Chairmen Oli and Dahal offered floral tributes and draped the mortal remains of the late leader with party flag at the party’s central office in Dhumrabarahi this morning.
A large number of party leaders and cadres, relatives and as well as ordinary citizens gathered at the office to pay tributes to late leader Adhikari.
His final rites will be held at Pashupati Aryaghat later today, according to the party central office.
Meanwhile, The NCP secretariat meeting has passed a condolence proposal over the demise of late Adhikari.
The meeting has also decided to hoist the party flag at half-mast in all the party offices across the country. Also, a condolence book will be kept at all the offices for three days.
The party has also decided to host a condolence program in Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu on March 7.
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