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Indian Prime Minister Singh pledges support for election; Koirala also visiting India


KATHMANDU: Former Prime Minister and senior leader of CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal has continued his consultation with senior Indian leaders on Friday as well. Leader Nepal met with Indian Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh in New Delhi Friday.

Nepal, who arrived in the Indian capital Wednesday, is on a five-day visit at the invitation of Indian Premier Singh. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and the upcoming Constituent Assembly election scheduled for November 19 this year.

During the Discussion, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections in Nepal, scheduled for November 19, should be held within the stipulated time. Singh even urged leader Nepal to ask for any further support from India to help make the CA election in Nepal a success.

In reply, leader Nepal assured Singh that the elections in Nepal will be held within the stipulated time by forging consensus among all the political parties. Nepal is scheduled to meet Indian Minister for External Affairs Salman Khurshid, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and senior leaders of the opposition parties including those of Bharatiya Janta Party.

Earlier today, leader Nepal also held a luncheon meeting with Indian Minister for External Affairs Salman Khursid. Nepal also held discussion with Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai at Hotel Oberoi. Earlier on Thursday, Nepal met with the President of Congress (I) party Sonia Gandhi and India’s Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai.

The UML leader is the third Nepali politician to get invitation from the Indian Prime Minister after the announcement of the election date. Earlier, UCPN-Maoist chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal and Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Debuba – both the former prime ministers, had visited Delhi. Nepal is accompanied by general secretary Ishwor Pokharel and the party’s international department member Rajan Bhattarai

Meanwhile, Nepali Congress (NC) President Sushil Koirala has also received invitation for visiting India. Kirala is visiting India during the first week of August. This would be Koirala’s first formal trip to India after assuming party presidency some three years ago.

Koirala will leave for India on August 4 at the invitation of Indian government. During his visit, Koirala will meet with India’s President Pranav Mukharjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Ruling Congress’s chief Sonia Gandhi, among other top Indian leaders, said Koirala’s personal aide Laxman Dhakal.

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