Deuba meets Indian PM Manmohan Singh in Delhi


KATHMANDU: Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has said that India was willing to see a peaceful, democratic and prosperous country after conducting the CA election.

At a meeting with Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba today, the Indian Prime Minister said India was in favor of CA poll date announcement as early as possible.

NC leader who is in a six-day India visit held discussions with the Indian Prime Minister for 35 minutes.

During the meeting, Singh also said that India wants to see a robust and stable multi-party democratic system in Nepal. Singh also expressed confidence that political parties in Nepal would reach a deal in all contentious issues in constitution writing.

In response, lauding the India’s roles in the past including the signing of the 12-point agreement, Deuba expected same level of support in CA election too.

During the meeting, Indian government’s security advisor Shiv Shankar Menon, India Ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad, Chief Minister of India’s Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav from India’s side while NC leader Bimalendra Nidhi, Deuba’s wife Dr Arzoo and Charge de’ Affairs at Nepali Embassy, Delhi, Tirtha Wagle were present from Nepali side.