Indian leader calls to tap water resources

Kathmandu, August 19:

President of Nepal-India Friendship Forum Sharad Yadav today advised Nepal and India to start work on better management of Nepal’s water resources as the first work of this era.

Yadav, who came along with his colleagues to take part in the swearing-in ceremony of PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, NC leaders Girija Prasad Koirala and Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN-UML leader Jhala Nath Khanal and MJF’s Upendra Yadav.

Addressing an interaction organised, Yadav said Nepal could be a rich country like the gulf countries if it could exploit its water resources.

He said both the countries needed to find a long-term solution to the annual floods caused by the Saptakoshi river. He urged both the countries to start repairing the Koshi Barrage.

Yadav said the writing of a new constitution, not the other issues, should be the major tasks at this stage. He wished for the success of the CA and logical conclusion of the peace process.

“Our good will is that there is peace, stability and democracy in your country. This is beneficial for both Nepal and India,” Yadav, who is also the chief of Janata Dal United, said.

KC Tyagi, general secretary of JDU, said the first wind of change of this century had started in Nepal.Another leader Sudhindra Bhadauriya said the team held friendly discussions with all the major politicians.