Strengthen relations between Nepal and India, say leaders
Speakers at Nepal-India Summit 2016 today stressed on strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries.
Speaking at a programme organised by Media for Border Harmony and Madhesi Journalists’ Union at Kathmandu-based Hotel Yellow Pagoda, former prime minister and chief guest Madhav Kumar Nepal said since Nepal and India had special ties for centuries, the relations should be taken to a new height on the basis of mutual trust and cooperation.
Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav said Madhesi parties had to hit the streets due to the state’s discriminatory policy towards them.
Patron Ajay Nishad of Media for Border Harmony argued that maintaining healthy and friendly relations with India would benefit people from both the countries.
Sadbhawana Party Co Chair Laxman Lal Karna said the agitating Madhes-based parties had not just sought an autonomous state inside the country, but also respectable identity and equal rights.
Also speaking at the programme, Indian lawmakers Janak Ram and Mukesh Rajput stressed on strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries.