KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala has said that his goodwill visit to India was successful. Talking to journalists at Tribhuvan International Airport on Friday upon his arrival to the country after wrapping up a six day official visit to southern neighbor NC President Koirala said that the elections of the constituent assembly would be held on November as announced.
“During my visit I held series of meetings with the Indian leaders. I have assured them the CA election would be held on the stipulated time at any cost,” he said adding,” Indian leaders expressed their concern over the CA election. They wished the CA election would be held in Nepal so that Nepal could be a prosperous, peaceful and stable nation.”
While saying that the Indian leaders wanted to see the Constituent Assembly (CA) election being held in Nepal on the stipulated date, Koirala added that the polls will take place on the slated date despite opposition from some parties.
During his stay in the Indian Capital New Delhi he held series of meetings with Indian leaders including the president of the United Progressive Alliance, Sonia Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Minister for External Affairs Salman Khurshid among others. Indian government has accorded top priority to Koirala’s visit. Koirala also raised the issue of inundation in some of the bordering cities due to embankment of India.
Koirala followed the visit of Nepali leaders to India as UCPN-Maoist chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Senior leader of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba and Senior CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal visited India before Koirala. However it is said that Koirala received top priority during the visit. It is said that Indian government has been inviting senior leader of political parties to take stock of the political situation of Nepal and also the proposed election of the constituent assembly. India has been playing influential role in the internal affairs of the country.
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