KP Sharma Oli in New Delhi during India visit

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli passes a troop as he receives the guard of honour during his state visit to India, in New Delhi, on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Photo: MEA India
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said he was satisfied with the progress he made during his ongoing India visit. Oli said so while addressing Nepali and Indian press corps and other members of the Nepali community at the New Delhi-based Nepali Embassy this evening. The Prime Minister reiterated that his prime objective behind the visit was to clear the misunderstanding surfaced in the bilateral relations and it was achieved with meetings with Indian state leaders including President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. "I was coming to India to clear the cloud of misunderstanding," Oli said remembering his press briefing in Kathmandu a day before his departure to New Delhi. Meanwhile, Oli said no one should object to the new Constitution as it was made through a very democratic process and it came out after years of discussion. He also maintained that the historic charter had incorporated genuine suggestions by all parties and all sectors of people. "We are ready to amend the Constitution again," he assured, "if the demands are genuine." The Prime Minister had spent most time of his address to justify that the Constitution was inclusive, progressive and democratic. He frequently repeated that the Constitution was not discriminatory and it had ensured participation of all groups of people in the governing system. The Prime Minister also maintained that he did not try to play "the China card", and jokingly said he "did not know how to play cards." Before Oli's address, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa had briefed mediapersons about meetings and agreements held and signed between Nepal and India delegations on Saturday as well as activities of the delegation on Sunday. Thapa was also of the view that the Nepal delegation successfully achieved the objectives set for the India visit. Other members of the delegation including Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Paudel, Home Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet, PM's Chief Political Advisor Bishnu Prasad Rimal were also present during the occasion.