Push­paka­mal Da­hal's two vis­its

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Af­ter his re­turn from Delhi, CPN co-chair­man Push­paka­mal Da­hal de­scribed the hospi­tal­ity of­fered by the In­dian lead­ers to him dur­ing his stay in Delhi as very good. Invit­ing his close me­dia per­sons, Da­hal de­scribed that In­di­ans threw a lav­ish wel­come to him. In­deed, the In­dian lead­ers had treated him as the prime min­is­ter in wait­ing. How­ever, crit­ics say that Da­hal spent most of the time with the In­dian in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cials rather than the po­lit­i­cal lead­ers. Im­me­di­ately af­ter his Delhi so­journ, Da­hal went to China. He had ex­pected sim­i­lar treat­ment from the Chi­nese lead­ers as he has vis­ited China many times and ev­ery time, he had en­joyed high­cat­e­gory treat­ment from the Chi­nese hosts and ev­ery time, he had the op­por­tu­nity to meet with Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi. How­ever, this time, he re­turned home with a sour ex­pe­ri­ence. Be­fore, his depar­ture, his sec­re­tar­iat had in­formed that Da­hal was spend­ing one weak in China and he was to meet Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping also. Da­hal re­turned in four days even not go­ing to Bei­jing.

Ac­cord­ing to Sanghu ver­nac­u­lar weekly, the Chi­nese au­thor­i­ties have felt that Da­hal is an In­dian con­fi­dant. Da­hal had re­ceived in­vi­ta­tion from the Com­mu­nist Party of China much ear­lier and he was pre­par­ing to visit China ear­lier. In the mean­time, Da­hal re­ceived in­vi­ta­tion from In­dia and Da­hal post­poned the al­ready fixed visit sched­ule to China and went to In­dia first. This is the rea­son that the Chi­nese au­thor­i­ties were un­able to make the visit a high-pro­file one. Da­hal had made hard ef­forts to ar­range his meet­ing with Pres­i­dent Xi and Pre­mier Li Ke­qiang. Un­for­tu­nately, Da­hal was un­able to meet both the lead­ers, how­ever, he was able to meet Chi­nese Vice Pres­i­dent, but that too in a group, ac­cord­ing to Sanghu weekly.

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