Rahul Gandhi in town to attend a weddingThe Indian Congress leader arrived on Monday afternoon for his friend Sumnima Udas’ wedding.
Former President of the Indian National Congress Rahul Gandhi arrived in Kathmandu on Monday.
Gandhi landed in Kathmandu on a Vistara Airlines flight at 4:40 pm. He was accompanied at Kathmandu airport by three others, two security sources confirmed.
Gandhi and his friends are staying at Kathmandu Marriott Hotel in Naxal, the sources added.
Gandhi is in Kathmandu to attend the wedding of his Nepali friend Sumnima Udas.
“We had extended an invitation to Gandhi to attend the wedding of my daughter,” said Bhim Udas, Sumnima’s father who also served as a Nepali Ambassador to Myanmar.
Sumnima, a former CNN correspondent, is getting married to Nima Martin Sherpa.
The marriage function is planned for Tuesday and a reception will be held on May 5 at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bauddha, Bhim, the bride’s father, told the Post.
Some other Indian VVIPs have also arrived in Kathmandu for the wedding, they said.
Earlier, in August 2018, Gandhi had visited Kathmandu on his way to Kailash Mansarovar, a famous pilgrimage site in the Tibet Autonomous Region in China.
It is immediately not known whether Gandhi will hold political meetings during his stay in Kathmandu.