Blockade will end in a day or two, says PM

Kathmandu, January 26

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said the blockade at border entry points would end in a day or two.

Addressing a luncheon meeting with journalists, PM Oli said he was confident that the agitating political parties would act responsibly and end the blockade sooner than later.


PM Oli further said that Nepal is a landlocked country but not India-locked and that he was for a friendship based on mutual interests.

He told the journalists that he was likely to make a visit to India in the third week of February.

He also claimed that there were not many differences between the parties, except on the issues of provincial boundaries and citizenship.

“As many as 1,075 people have already got naturalised citizenship through marriage within three months of the promulgation of new constitution,” he said, adding that it was just a rumour that the new constitution has not safeguarded the rights of Madhesi communities.

He also claimed that several forces were hatching conspiracies to disturb communal harmony.