Nepal Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa briefs Indian Leaders

NEW DELHI (TIP)  Visiting Nepal Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa met Indian leaders at New Delhi on December 4. He extensively briefed them on the current Nepal crisis.

Nepal Ambassador in India Deep Kumar Upadhyay hosted a dinner meeting at the Barakhamba Road located Nepal Embassy in New Delhi. Where the DPM & FM Nepal Kamal Thapa was the Chief Guest.

The meeting was attended by Indian Members of Parliament namely Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M), Pawan Verma (BSP), D. Raja (CPI), Tariq Anwar & D.P. Tripathi (NCP), Arjun R. Meghwal & Jagdambika Pal (BJP) and Senior BJP Leader Vijay Jolly.

The Nepali leader raised the issue of gas & fuel shortage in Nepal due to the ongoing Madheshi Aandolan, aided and abetted by India. The economic blockade of Nepal resulting in a humanitarian crisis due to severe winters in the Himalayan state was raised in the meeting. The promulgation of new Nepal constitution was globally welcomed but India’s luke warm response was termed unfortunate by the visiting Nepali leader Kamal Thapa.

The Indian leaders gave a patient hearing to the visiting Nepal DPM. The BJP MPs Arjun Meghwal & Jagdambika Pal categorically stated that India had not imposed any blockade of Nepal. The Indian PM Narendra Modi is committed for a peaceful & progressive Nepal stated BJP MPs.

BJP leader Vijay Jolly raised the issue of anti India demonstrations and expressed strong opposition to burning effigies of the Indian PM in Kathmandu. The solution to the Nepal crisis is in Kathmandu & not in UN, Switzerland or in New Delhi stated Vijay Jolly diplomatically to the visiting Nepal leader. Jolly stressed that the Nepal crisis has to be resolved thru talks negotiations & accommodation with all.

The Indian opposition MPs stated that they would raise the issue in the current parliament session. The meeting ended on a cordial note. And sumptuous dinner was served to all.


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