PM Bhattarai receives Dashain tika and blessing from father
Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai received Dashain tika and blessings from his father Bhoj Prasad Bhattarai, 82, on Wednesday.
PM Bhattarai, his spouse Hisila Yami and daughter Manushi Bhattarai received the tika at the residence of brother of the Prime Minister, Shiva Prasad Bhattarai, at Koteswor.
Talking to reporters after receiving the tika, PM Bhattarai expressed confidence that the political parties will forge consensus on crucial issues to give a way out to the existing political deadlock facing the country following serious discussions.
He also said his party was ready for both alternatives left to find a political outlet to the current crisis - holding new election to Constituent Assembly by formulating necessary laws or revival of the dissolved CA.
According to the state-owned news agency RSS, the prime minister later visited the old-age home at Pashupati on Wednesday and greeted the elderly and gave sympathy to them.
The PM conversed with the elderly with exchange of greetings for an hour after he reached there at 10:00 am and distributed 220 sweaters to them.
The prime minister said he felt self-satisfaction to be in the midst of the elderly, while expressing the need for honoring them by each individual, family, society and state.
He also urged the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare staff to present if there are any problems in running the old-age home.
Meanwhile, chairman of the UCPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal has extended greetings for happiness, peace and prosperity to all the Nepalese at home and abroad on the occasion of the Bada Dashain festival.
He said his party honors festivals of all the Nepali people without discrimination.
Chairman Dahal also said parties will agree to instill new hope among the people through political consensus by ending the political transition and wished that Dashain inspire us all to free ourselves from the present political complexities. nepalnews.com