Bimalendra Nidhi meets Sushma Swaraj

Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi meets Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi of India, on Friday, August 19, 2016. Photo: MEAIndia/Twitter

KATHMANDU: Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's special envoy, Deputy PM Bimalendra Nidhi, on Friday held a meeting with India's Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi.

DPM Nidhi, who looks after the Ministry of Home Affairs, earlier met his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh separately.

A senior Nepali Congress leader and the second man in the Dahal-led coalition government, he is scheduled to meet President  Pranab Mukherjee today evening and Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow morning.

Nidhi embarked on New Delhi visit yesterday in order to prepare grounds for India visits by Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Dahal and extend an invitation to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee for Nepal visit.

He is expected to meet other top Indian leaders during New Delhi stay.

Earlier, the Cabinet on August 11 had decided to send two DPMs --Nidhi to India and Krishna Bahadur Mahara to China as the Nepali Prime Minister's emissaries to the neighbouring countries to convey message about the new government’s priorities.

Mahara flew to Beijing on August 15 for the special mission.

Mahara met Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, on August 17, among other top officials.