Rumors spread like wildfire after some sections of the Indian media reported that the woman who drank alcohol with Rahul was Hou Yanqi, the Chinese ambassador to Nepal. The ruling BJP launched attacks against the Congress leader, but his party quickly came to his rescue. Rahul along with two others had arrived in Kathmandu on Monday to attend the wedding ceremony of his old friend Sumnima Udas.
Woman Portuguese citizen of Indian origin seen with Rahul Gandhi
The details of the Congress leader and two other persons- Subramaniam Gandhi and Kalavati Gandhi have been obtained from the immigration department of Nepal. As per the information provided by the department, Rahul Gandhi had an ordinary Indian passport, along with Subramaniam Gandhi and Kalavati Gandhi. On Monday evening, Rahul was seen at LOD with a few friends, including a woman with Asian characteristics. But in a report on Friday quoting sources in the immigration department, Nepal’s largest newspaper, the Kantipur National Daily, said the woman was Portuguese of Indian origin.
The woman is believed to be pursuing higher studies in the US. After Monday night’s controversy, Rahul Gandhi attended Sumanima’s wedding ceremony on Tuesday evening and left for a resort near Kathmandu to spend the night and the next day. A senior security official said that he took off for Delhi on Thursday evening on a regular Vistara flight.