NC President Deuba pays tribute to Vajpayee

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed deep sorrow on behalf of his own and his party over the passing away of the founder leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and well-wisher of Nepal, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Issuing a condolence message sent on Thursday, NC President Deuba said the late former Prime Minister of India Vajpayee was a good friend of Nepal and Nepali people and a statesman with a good will towards Nepal and noted leader Vajpayee's substantial role to explore new avenues towards building modern India.

"From the demise of Vajpayee, I felt a loss of a towering democratic leader of the South Asia," Deuba stated. He paid a heartfelt tribute to Vajpayee and also wished for the eternal peace of his departed soul.

Likewise, the NC President expressed deep condolence to the Government of India, BJP and families and relatives of the late leader Vajpayee in this grief-stricken moment.