Rae hopeful Tarai crisis will end soon

Janakpurdham, June 18

Indian envoy to Nepal Ranjit Rae has expressed his confidence that the political crisis facing Nepal will soon be resolved.

Talking to The Himalayan Times in Janakpur on Saturday, Rae said, “As the agitators are positive about Prime Minister KP Oli’s initiatives, I foresee a solution of the political problem very soon.”

Further, clarifying that the Indian government doesn’t have any intention to meddle in the internal affairs of Nepal, Ray said, “India is always keen to see Nepal as a prosperous and developed country. So it is not unnatural for us to show our concerns when conflict raises its ugly head here.”

Dwelling on the special relationship between the people of the two countries, the Indian envoy held that nothing can undermine the people-to-people relationship existing between the two countries. “At a different level, we are in constant talks with the political leadership. Whatever few issues we have, they too will be resolved soon,” he said.

Speaking on the Madhes crisis, Rae suggested that the political parties in Nepal work together to explore a proper solution. “There is massive dissatisfaction in the Madhes and the government here should address the same,” he said, also conveying his government’s support for multi-party system in Nepal. Rae also inaugurated the newly constructed buildings of Matihani-based Ram Higher Secondary School and yet another higher secondary school in Suga of Mahottari today.