Journalist: There’s a lot of criticism about your taking family members during this visit to US.
PM: It’s totally wrong. I have not taken anyone else which are not affiliated with the party. My wife is a party member of CPN Maoist. My son is also an important party member. Besides, my son now works as a “Computer Technician” at the Prime Minister’s office in Singh Durbar. How can anyone claim such non-sense?
Journalist: How did you find the USA?
PM: I did not find anything significantly different in the USA. Look at us, we have come so far ahead now, but the USA is still stuck where it was.
Journalist: What did you do in Germany?
PM: I feel very lucky to visit the birthplace of “the greatest person of this 1000 years – Karl Marx”. Karl Marx is said to have the “biggest brain” of all – I’m not saying this because he was a Communist – but the world intelligentsia too, support this claim. I became really “emotional” at his birthplace, to be able to go to the house where he grew up, to the room where he stayed.
Actual responses during a press meet at the Tribhuvan International Airport, upon the Prime Minister’s arrival from New York on September 30, 2008.