Kathmandu, August 16
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says reports saying he was ill on Thursday were fake.
Speaking at an interaction programme with representatives from his district town Jhapa, Oli said that he was fit as a mule.
Oli’s comments come a day after Nepal Communist Party’s secretariat meeting, which was due to be held on Thursday. was postponed after PM Oli said he was ill. However, in a photo made public by his secretariat, PM Oli looks healthy. According to a source close to the party, PM asked the photo to be made public to show people that he was in good health.
Damak Municipality deputy mayor Gita Adhikari said that the prime minister insisted that he was not sick. “He told us he was sick 15 years ago not now. He was quite shocked how the news of him being sick was spread. He told us he had a mild fever and wanted to rest,” added Adhikari.
PM press advisor Chetan Adhikari talking to Onlinekhabar said, “The doctors in Singapore have assured us that nothing will happen for the next 20 years. PM Oli is not sick.” After meeting representatives from his home town, PM is not chairing the secretariat meeting of his party.
Published on August 16th, Friday, 2019 2:45 PM