Kathmandu, Sep 11: The 56-year-old Nepal Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar has triggered a fresh controversy after receiving a Kiss in public from former Spice Girl band member Geri Halliwell popularly known as 'Ginger Spice'.
Geri had come to Nepal as a brand ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund to take part in a public campaign against violence against women and health issues.
Photographs of the former night club singer, rubbing cheeks with the Nepali PM continued to be splashed in the dailies on Friday, Sep 11, even 48 hours after the kiss took place.
The Naya Patrika tabloid took up a debate, asking celebrities how they liked the prime minister's action. However, the question produced mixed results with some deploring the kiss, saying it had made Nepal lose his dignity.
But the most disapproving note came from Ram B Kuwar, a lecturer at a Kathmandu medical college, who said that at a time Nepalis were being urged to take precautions against swine flu, the sight of the prime minister "kissing and hugging a foreigner is not exactly the right way to spread awareness."