Indian PM Narendra Modi promises full support for local polls in Nepal

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KATHMANDU – In a brief telephone conversation between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Nepal PM Dahal, the former has promised full support for the upcoming polls in Nepal.

A statement was posted on PM Modi’s official website. Here are the excerpts:

PM Modi, Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda’ take stock of India-Nepal ties QuotePM Modi assures PM Prachanda that India would extend all possible assistance for local elections
Prime Minister of Nepal Rt. Hon’ble Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ made a telephone call to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today.

The two Prime Ministers discussed recent developments in India-Nepal relations, including the recently concluded highly successful State visit of President of Nepal Rt. Hon’ble Bidya Devi Bhandari to India.

Prime Minister Prachanda spoke about the ongoing efforts of his government to take all stakeholders on board in the constitution implementation process. PM Prachanda also spoke about Nepal holding the first local elections in nearly twenty years and requested for India’s assistance in this connection.

PM 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.

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