1. Modi gets call from Prachanda, promises assistance in conduct of local polls in Nepal

Modi gets call from Prachanda, promises assistance in conduct of local polls in Nepal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today promised all possible assistance to Nepal in the conduct of its first polls to local bodies in 20 years as he received a call from his Nepalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'.

By: | New Delhi | Published: April 25, 2017 7:33 PM
Modi gave the assurance after Prachanda requested for India’s assistance while speaking about Nepal holding the local elections, a PMO statement said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today promised all possible assistance to Nepal in the conduct of its first polls to local bodies in 20 years as he received a call from his Nepalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. Modi gave the assurance after Prachanda requested for India’s assistance while speaking about Nepal holding the local elections, a PMO statement said.

The two Prime Ministers reiterated their commitment to advance multi-faceted India-Nepal cooperative ties for the benefit of the two peoples, the statement said.

Modi and Prachanda discussed recent developments in India-Nepal relations, including the recently-concluded “highly successful” State visit of President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari here, it said.

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The Nepal Prime Minister spoke about the ongoing efforts of his government to take all stakeholders on board in the constitution implementation process, the statement said.

Modi “conveyed the good wishes of the people and government of India to the friendly people of Nepal in their national efforts to achieve peace, stability and socio- economic transformation, and assured PM Prachanda that India would extend all possible assistance for local elections.”

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