Modi’s Nepal visit successful: Dr Khadka


KATHMANDU, May 14: Nepali Congress leader Dr Narayan Khada said that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Nepal visit was apparently successful, and argued that such bilateral visits will be limited to ritual if the crucial issues are failed to be addressed.

“This is Modi’s third visit to Nepal. We have taken this visit very positively. The Indian prime minister’s visit, which came only a month after Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli made his first overseas trip to India, is a sign that Modi want to move ahead together with Nepal correcting course,” said Khadka at a face-to-face interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club on Monday.

“But we are yet to see the outputs of this visit,” he added.

Stating that Modi’s third Nepal trip was a great opportunity of Nepal to raise some of the crucial issues, he added that the visit should have addressed the crucial issues such as border disputes, trade deficit. “They should have finalized the issue of Detailed Project Report of Pancheshwor Multipurpose Project,” he added.

“If crucial bilateral issues are not addressed during such high level visit, such visit will only remain as rituals,” he expressed his concerns.

He also expressed his dissatisfaction over Province 2 Chief Minister Lal Babu Raut speech during the civic reception organized to felicitate the visiting Indian PM MOdi.