Deuba meets Indian leadersNepali Congress President and former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Indian capital.
Nepali Congress President and former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Indian capital.
In the half-hour meeting, the leaders discussed post-earthquake reconstruction, bilateral relations and recent political developments in Nepal.
PM Modi assured that India was ready to provide all possible help for Nepal’s reconstruction efforts. In the meeting, India reiterated its position of “accommodating all sections of the Nepali society through the constitution and its implementation “.
Speaking to the Post after the meeting, Deuba said he informed Modi about the efforts being made to address the demands of the Madhes-based parties through a constitutional amendment.
Deuba said an amendment proposal will be registered in Parliament after he returns to Kathmandu.
India is keen to increase its engagement with Deuba, who is considered the prime minister-in-waiting. Deuba came to India to participate in a programme organised by India Foundation, a think-tank close to the Bharatiya Janata Party, in Goa.
After returning to New Delhi, Deuba held important meetings with Indian leaders and politicians. National Security Adviser to PM Modi, Ajit Doval also held a long discussion with Deuba on bilateral issues.
Deuba held talks with BJP leader Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and Bahujan Samaj Party Spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadauriya. Speaking to the Post, Bhadauriya said the message of India and the Indian government is that Nepal’s parties should accommodate all sections in its journey of peace and stability. “Deuba’s visit has been fruitful and it will help resolve the internal matters of Nepal,” Bhadauriya said.
Deuba is scheduled to return home on Wednesday.