Prachanda son explains how he chose between his wife and new bride

Prakash Dahal,the “runaway” son of Nepal Maoist leader Prachanda,has reportedly said his relationship with Bina Magar — now his newest wife — began only after the rumours had started.

Written by Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Published: July 31, 2012 12:08:31 am

Prakash Dahal,the “runaway” son of Nepal Maoist leader Prachanda,has reportedly said his relationship with Bina Magar — now his newest wife — began only after the rumours had started. Based on those rumours,his wife Srijana Pathak decided to leave him,which upset both him and Bina and brought them together,the daily Kantipur has quoted him as saying.

Besides,he has told the newspaper,his marriage with Srijana had not worked. He has reportedly promised to be back soon with his bride and hopes to be active in politics once the current phase — suspension from the party and possible action — is over.

Prakash,31,divorced once earlier,has a one-year-old son with Srijana,his second wife. He eloped with Bina two weeks ago.

“To tell the truth,my mother arranged the marriage with Srijana four years ago,although I was quite reluctant,and in spite of every effort to improve the relationship,we failed,” Kantipur quoted Prakash as saying. “I could not give much time to the family as I had to move around mostly with chairman Prachanda.”

He told Kantipur that “all kinds of rumours” had been spread about his involvement with Bina,a leader in a pro-Maoist student union,and with whom he had gone on an Everest expedition. “Because I had problems with Krishna K C,a member of the expedition team,he gave false information about my relationship with Binaji,something that was not there at that point.”

Following these rumours,he told the newspaper,“Srijana told me that she will not be living with me any more and left home,leaving me shattered. I felt there was no one to console me at home. Binaji faced the same predicament at her home,and that brought us closer to each other.”

He added,“Yes,it is wrong according to our party policy. After we face the sentence the party awards us,we will be active in this party. That is the understanding between the two of us.” He has hinted he will separate from Srijana. “Whatever had to happen has happened. Separation is the best course if there is no cordiality in the relationship.”

About his father,he has been quoted as saying: “I feel sad when I see media reports linking it with the party chairman. I am solely responsible for this. I have furnished a clarification… to the party chairman.”

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