Nepal | July 04, 2020

NC general secy calls on UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Nepalgunj, February 13

Nepali Congress General Secretary Shashank Koirala is learnt to have called on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adhityanath in India.

Having reached Lucknow from Nepalgunj yesterday, Koirala, along with another NC leader Minendra Rijal and former Nepali ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyaya, met the Uttar Pradesh CM yesterday.

Meanwhile, the meeting between the firebrand Indian Hindu leader openly lobbying for Nepal as a Hindu state with monarchy, and the NC leader — a vocal supporter of the idea that the agenda of whether Nepal ought to be declared a Hindu state or otherwise should be decided through a plebiscite — is being seen eagerly by many.

It is, however, yet to be learnt whether the meeting was just a courtesy call or one with political agenda.

Chief District Officer Kumar Bahadur Khadka of Banke district disavowed any knowledge about the nature of the Nepali Congress leaders’ India visit, saying he only knew that Koirala and his team had headed to India through the Nepalgunj entry point.

It is worth noting that earlier former king Gyanendra Shah had also used this route to meet Adhityanath in India. Back then, Shah’s meeting with the pro-Hindu leader on his Lucknow trip had also been the talk of the town for quite some time.

The route from Nepalgunj is the shortest, a three-hour drive to Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, India.


A version of this article appears in print on February 14, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

City honour Liverpool - then hammer them 4-0

MANCHESTER: Manchester City generously applauded new champions Liverpool onto the field before their Premier League match on Thursday -- and promptly showed no mercy by thrashing them 4-0 at the Etihad stadium. With the title secured a week ago, there was little at stake for Juergen Klo Read More...

Real Madrid close on title as Ramos late show sinks Getafe

MADRID: Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos kept his nerve to score a late penalty and secure a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Getafe on Thursday for a sixth consecutive La Liga victory to take his side one step closer to winning the title. Ramos coolly passed the ball into the net to brea Read More...

File photo of the headquarters of the World Health Organisation in Geneva

Pay attention to mental health, prevention of suicide: WHO

Kathmandu, July 2 With the COVID-19 pandemic still spreading and impacting people in multiple ways, World Health Organisation today called upon South-East Asia region countries, including Nepal, to pay greater attention to mental health and suicide prevention. “Hitting lives and livelihoods, Read More...

Government urged to make transport service effective

Workers in transportation sector face risk of losing their livelihood as the service is yet to resume KATHMANDU, JUNE 2 National Assembly lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government to the need of making transport service effective by adopting required health safety measures as life h Read More...

EU, UNICEF to prevent malnutrition in Nepal

KATHMANDU, JULY 2 European Union and UNICEF have expanded their partnership on nutrition to prevent malnutrition in children due to the socio-economic impact of the pandemic. Socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis has pushed many vulnerable families across Nepal into deeper poverty and h Read More...

Bill proposing facilities for local reps tabled

POKHARA, JULY 2 Amid protest from the opposition party, a bill was tabled in the Provincial Assembly meeting of Gandaki Province proposing facilities for local level representatives today. Minister of Internal Affairs and Law Hari Bahadur Chuman tabled the bill which proposed facilities for me Read More...

Girls join hands to fight against drug abuse

KAPILVASTU, JUNE 2 Girls of Shivapur of Shivaraj Municipality in Kapilvastu district have joined hands against drug addiction. Girls associated with Gautam Kishori Sambad, Saraswoti Kishori Sambad and Nabadurga Kishori Sambad located in Shivapur have launched campaign to control drug addiction Read More...

Officer, Public Service Commission, Government officer,

Upset Nayab Subbas vow to continue protest

KATHMANDU, JULY 2 Nayab Subbas (non-gazetted first class officers) have threatened to continue nationwide protest until their demands are met. They have demanded revision in a few provisions proposed in the Federal Civil Service Bill, passed recently by the State Affairs and Good Governance Co Read More...