Salman Khurshid meets three former Prime Ministers including Prachanda

KATHMANDU: Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has expressed India’s readiness to support everything for Nepal based on latter’s priority.

At a meeting with UCPN (Maoist) leaders led by Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Khurshid made such commitment.

During the meeting, the Maoist leaders briefed the Indian Minister about Nepal’s latest political event, UCPN (Maoist)’s Foreign Department Bureau Ram Karki told media persons.

Khurshid also expressed happiness to the talk-team formation by the CPN-Maoist to hold talks with the government and expressed confidence that misunderstanding regarding the CA election would end.

After the meeting, Prachanda said the meeting was positive.

UCPN (Maoist) leaders Prachanda, Dr Baburam Bhattarai, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Posta Bahadur Bogati and Karki had reached the Hotel Dwarika’s to meet the visiting Indian leaders.

UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Prachanda had arrived this afternoon by cutting his Singapore visit short to meet Khurshid.

Meanwhile, Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba also met with Khrushid.

After the meeting, NC General Secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula said that the Indian Minister suggested to move ahead by taking all parties into confidence in the CA poll.

NC leader Sujata Koirala was also present at the meeting.

During the meeting, Khurshid had asked the NC leaders about their wishes to bring the CPN-Maoist on board the election.

Likewise, during the meeting with the CPN (UML) Chairman, Khurshid said that India has wished to see CA election being held successfully.