Visiting UML leader meets Indian Premier

KATHMANDU: Senior leader of the CPN (UML) and former Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, who is on a five-day visit to India, has met with various leaders and high-level officials of India this morning.

Leader Nepal has met with Indian Prime Minister Dr Man Mohan Singh. During the meeting, the issues ranging Nepal’s upcoming CA elections, bilateral interests and development prospects were discussed.

Similarly, Nepal and Foreign Secretary of India, Ranjan Mathai, held a meeting at Hotel Oberoi, where leader Nepal is staying.

During the meeting, Nepal thanked the Government of India for inviting him for a visit to India.

Leader Nepal said that support of foreign friends including from India was necessary to hold a free and fair election to the Constituent Assembly (CA) in Nepal as the country is heading for CA polls, said team member Rajan Bhattarai, Member of the Foreign Department of the CPN (UML), quoting Nepal.

On the occasion, Nepal also expected Indian support on different infrastructure development works and projects of Nepal including Dolalghat-Dhankuta road, Pancheshwor project, construction of Mujaffarpur-Dhalkebar Transmission Line and Bagmati River Purification Project.

Similarly, the former Prime Minister also visited Indian leader DP Tripathy and Loksabha Member Sanjan Singh Verma this morning.

Earlier on Thursday, the UML leader met with Chairperson of Congress (I) Soniya Gandhi.