Dahal wrongly says he sent special envoy first to India

Sujit Mainali / September 19, 2016

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Photo: Youtube/NewsX

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal                                                              Photo: Youtube/NewsX

In an interview with an Indian TV channel during his India visit, Prime Minister Puspha Kamal Dahal said the following:

“Just after I took office this time (as a prime minister), I tried to create the atmosphere to balance relations between our great neighbors. First, I sent a special envoy here in India, one of my deputy prime minister and home minister…and after some time I sent another deputy prime minister Mr Mahara there in China.”

South Asia Check has examined whether this statement is fact-based or not.

The government had on August 11 decided to send Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi to India and another Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara to China as special envoys of Prime Minister Dahal.

As per the decision, Mahara flew to China on August 15. After three days, Deputy Prime Minister Nidhi left for India on August 18 as the prime minister’s special envoy.

So, Dahal is wrong in saying that he had sent special envoy first to India.

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