KATHMANDU: Wrapping up his visit to India as Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s special envoy, Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi returned home on Tuesday.
Talking to the media about his visit and engagements in New Delhi upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu this afternoon, Nidhi claimed his visit succeeded in improving Nepal-India ties that had strained recently.
Nidhi said his India visit as the Nepal Prime Minister’s special envoy was successful and that the Indian side received him with due respect.
According to him, three high-profile visits — Indian President Pranab Mukherjee’s Nepal and Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s India visits — have been confirmed.
Nidhi said he told the Indian leaders and officials about the Government of Nepal’s top priorities including implementation of the Constitution, which was promulgated in September last year.
During his stay in the Indian capital, Deputy Prime Minister Nidhi met top Indian leaders, including President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He extended invitation to both the Head of the State and Head of the Government of the southern neighbour to visit Nepal.
A senior Nepali Congress leader and second-man in the Maoist-led coalition government, Nidhi held meetings with other political leaders including Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh , and Amit Shah of Bharatiya Janata Party.