Kathmandu, Aug 26 (ANI): Nepal Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala has said that she failed to accompany Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal in his maiden visit to India purely due to health reasons.
At the Nepali Congress Parliamentary Party office where she was summoned to furnish clarification as to why she dropped out of Prime Minister's visit to India, Koirala, said that there were no other intentions behind it other than the sudden illness she developed on the eve of departure.
Earlier, Koirala had turned down the parliamentary party's call to be present at the party headquarters on this case, instead sending a written statement where she said she was compelled to cancel her India trip because she was ill.
However, there were rumors that she pulled out of the scheduled India visit due to her dissatisfaction over Madhav Kumar not promoting her to the post of the Deputy Prime Minister.
At the previous parliamentary party meeting majority of the Nepali Congress lawmakers had said that Koirala's decision to skip the visit to India not only damaged the party's and country's credibility and demanded that Koirala be recalled from the cabinet, Nepalnews reported. (ANI)