KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Rup Narayan Shrestha has been elected as the president of Socialist Students Union (SSU). The SSU is the student wing of the Socialist Party Nepal which was formed after the merger of the then Nayashakti Party and the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum.
I got this rare opportunity to travel around the United States of America with Dr Baburam Bhattarai. The journey covered areas from the East to West coasts and from north to south states within a month spanning mid-September to mid-October. This visit followed the similar tour we had taken to Europe in July-August. These visits helped us understand where Nepal stands and what development model Nepal actually needs.