KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, who is on a six-day visit to India, met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the latter’s residence in New Delhi on Monday and held discussion about current political situation of the country and upcoming election of the constituent assembly.
During the meeting Singh received information about the preparations for the elections of the constituent assembly and other political situation. Indian Prime Minister expressed readiness of the Indian government to support for the elections of the constituent assembly.
The Indian prime minister urged the NC president to bring all the political forces onboard the election process. “The government to be elected by the CA election s will take ahead new programmes, and India will always support Nepal.” one of the participants of the meeting quoting Singh as saying.
Earlier today, Koirala met newly-appointed Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh. During the meet, Singh urged Koirala to immediately let know if any kind of support was needed from the southern neighbor for successful conduction of the Constituent Assembly polls in Nepal.
In return, Koirala said that the CA election in Nepal would go ahead as planned and that the election would lay grounds for political stability in Nepal.
Koirala is also scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid at Hyderabad House before a meeting with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. He is also scheduled to meet Bharatiya Janata Party’s Sushma Swaraj, who is the opposition leader in Lok Sabha.
Meanwhile speaking at a program organized by Nepali Janasamparka Samiti India in the Indian capital, Koirala said that nobody can stop the slated November polls. “Those boycotting the second CA polls will be boycotted,” he said, adding that polls will be held on announced the date of November 19. The NC president expressed his confidence that his party will garner majority in the polls and will draft a democratic constitution.
“Nepali Congress is the only political party committed to nationality, democracy and socialism and people are aware of that,” Koirala said.
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