Modi calls Oli, congratulates him in advance

KATHMANDU: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi has telephoned CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli this afternoon to congratulate him in advance, projecting Oli as the next prime minister of Nepal.

In a statement today, Oli's press coordinator Chetan Adhikari said, Indian PM Modi made telephone call to UML Chair Oli to exchange new year wishes and congratulated him on CPN-UML's victory in the recently held elections projecting Oli as the next Prime Minister of Nepal.

During the telephonic conversation, Modi expressed eagerness to welcome KP Sharma Oli to India as Prime Minister of Nepal.

In return, Oli accepted Indian PM's request and proposed him to visit Ramjanaki Temple in Janakpur and Muktinath Temple in Mustang district during his visit to Nepal in near future, according to Adhikari.

Earlier, during his visit to Nepal, Modi had wished to visit these religious sites.