Indian PM special envoy lands in Nepal to exert pressure on major parties


KATHMANDU Sept. 18 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)–Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar who landed in Kathmandu on Friday as a ‘Special Envoy’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi held meetings with senior leaders and President this afternoon.

The Indian Foreign Secretary’s trip to Nepal has come just two days before the country’ president is unveiling a much-awaited constitution at the Constituent Assembly (CA). Earlier, CA endorsed the constitution bill with an overwhelming majority.

Within hours of his arrival in the Nepali Capital Kathmandu, the Indian Special Envoy held a meeting with ruling CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli.

Jaishanker also held separate meetings with the disgruntled Madheshi parties who have intensified agitation programs over the new constitution in country’s Southern plains bordering with India.

Expressing reservations over the new constitution, the disgruntled Madheshi parties had decided to shun the constitution-making process a month ago.

Over 40 protestors including the police personnel were killed during deadly violence.

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has stated that Nepal’s new constitution fully owned by and accommodating the aspirations of all regions and sections of the Nepalese society will lay a durable foundation for a peaceful and prosperous Nepal and will become the focal point for Nepal’s bright future.

India had lauded the role of the political leadership of Nepal in the constitution drafting process. India had lauded the role of political leadership of Nepal in the constitution drafting process.