Leaders bat for Pancheshwor

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, August 17

Nepali Congress leader Dr Ram Sharan Mahat today requested the main opposition UCPN-Maoist not to politicise the bilateral relationship between Nepal

and India.

Speaking at an interaction programme organised by the Reporters Club Nepal here, Mahat further stated that Maoists were unnecessarily politicising the issues related to water resources.

“Since both the countries — India and Nepal — can equally benefit from the Pancheshwor project, a detailed project plan should be made at the earliest to move the project ahead,” he argued.

He further advised political parties not to be divided on diplomatic issues.

Speaking at the

programme, CPN-UML leader Pradip Gyawali underlined the need

to redefine the relationship between Nepal

and India.

“We should find

new foundations and ways to enhance the relationship between the two countries,” said leader Gyawali.

Rastriya Janashakti Party co-chairman Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani said that India could help Nepal to control the criminal

activities rife in the

Tarai region.

Saying that Nepal

can benefit a good deal from the Pancheshwor project, he said, “The process of calculating the benefit of the project should be started at

the earliest.”