Narendra Modi in Nepal, meets members of Nepali congress, visits, Muktikanth temple

Narendra Modi in Nepal, meets members of Nepali congress, visits, Muktikanth temple

President of Nepali Congress and former Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, led a high level team of the Nepali Congress, which called on visiting Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, in Kathmandu on Saturday. Prime Minister Oli had then expressed his desire for an early visit by Prime Minister Modi. "As per the need and priority of Nepal, India is all set to support it". But the Congress accused Modi of trying to "influence" voters in Karnataka on the polling day through his temple visits in Nepal. He said Nepal should do what it thought it needed to grow and India would stand shoulder to shoulder with the neighbouring country.

The BIMSTEC comprises seven countries - India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Sri Lanka.

Delivering the welcome speech at the function, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said the relations between Nepal and India will continue to deepen and widen in the coming days. "Gratitude to the people and Government of Nepal for their warmth", Mr Modi said.

Both leaders also reiterated the importance of advancing cooperation in water resources for mutual benefit in areas such as river training works, inundation and flood management, irrigation, and to enhance pace of implementation of ongoing bilateral projects.

The Investment Board Nepal (IBN) on Thursday granted an electricity generation licence to SJVN Arun III Power Development Company to generate power from the Arun III Hydropower Project located in eastern Nepal. He would leave for New Delhi in the evening to end his two-day visit to Nepal.

After praying, he also greeted and interacted with people waiting at the temple premises who presented him with flowers and traditional stoles.

He also thanked the locals and officials for their warm hospitality and said, "I thank the people of Kathmandu for the memorable civic reception. Our ties are religious, based of deep faith and historical and complement to each others".