KATHMANDU — Final rituals of former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala was performed in the Pashupati Aryaghat on Wednesday.
His nephew Atul Koirala has performed the final rituals according to the Hindu culture.
A Nepal Army troop offered a 13-cannon salute in his honor before the rituals.
Likewise, troop of Nepali Police provided a guard of honor at Pashupati Aryaghat when his funeral pyre was lit.
A Cabinet meeting on Tuesday had decided that he would be cremated with state honours. The government has also announced public holiday on Wednesday.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli offered his last tribute to late Koirala and draped the former PM’s body with national flag.
Earlier, the funeral procession of Koirala has begun in the Capital on Wednesday.
His mortal remains have been placed in Nepal Army’s van (Lu 1 Ga 145). Requiem was played before the funeral procession made its way out of the Stadium.
Thousands of people including NC sympathisers, civil society leaders, industrialists and relatives participated in the procession.
The procession that commenced at around 2:30 pm from the Dashrath Stadium has passed through Tripureshwor, Putalisadak, Kamalpokhari, Maitidevi and Gaushala to Pashupati Aryaghat.
Koirala (76) died of cardiac arrest at 12:50 am on Tuesday.
He served as Nepal’s 37th Prime Minister from February 2014 to October 2015.
Action should be taken against the corrupt : Prachand
LAHAN — CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that he is committed for not letting commission mongers and corrupt walk freely, stating development of the country is in a mess due to them.
“Development cannot be imagined without good governance. Action should be taken against the corrupt to maintain good governance. The government will take stern step for the same,” Dahal said while laying the foundation stone for upgrading task of East-West Postal Highway at Bariyarpatti of Siraha on Tuesday.
Saying political revolution has now completed, he expressed the view that Nepal would be made a prosperous country of the world within five to ten years with a new revolution of development.
Likewise, Dahal also said that the left alliance had assured people of good governance, stability, development and prosperity through its common manifesto and claimed that the incumbent government, which has garnered around two thirds majority, would fulfill people’s wish and aspiration.
Saying the plan of upgrading of postal highway, which is considered as a lifeline of Madhes, was forwarded during his term as the Prime Minister, he said upgrading of the postal highway would not be obstructed in any pretext.
Similarly, Minister for Physical Planning and Transport, Raghubir Mahaseth, said that all political parties should stand together for the development and prosperity of the country.
He also said that the government would take action against those contractors who failed to complete the construction task on deadline.
Likewise, Chief Minister of province no 2, Lalbabu Raut, expressed determination that the provincial government would present itself strongly to control corruption.Follow @gorkhapost