KATHMANDU, May 23:
Former Foreign Minister and Chief of the Foreign Department of Nepali Congress leader Sujata Koirala has said that the visit of the Prime Minister to India, on participating the swearing ceremony of Narendra Modi which will help to recover the gaps in Indo-Nepal relationship surfaced after the demise of late Girija Prasad Koirala , speaking at an interaction program organized by the Reporters Club Nepal on Friday.
Koirala strongly claimed that the visit would help advancing the bilateral relationship between the two nations. She stresses on that the bilateral relation between two nations will be more fostered in the tenure of Modi. She said,” Narendra Modi had already showed his effective vision for the development. As he anticipated the model of development in the Gujarat, soon he became popular in the peoples of India.
She was of the view that Nepali political parties and their leaders should be able to forge the personal relationship with the new rung leaders and the institutional relationship with the Indian parties. “Late leader Girija Prasad Koirala had enjoyed the personal level relation with various top leaders of Indian parties. However, the distance between the Nepali leaders and Indian leaders was widening after the demise of Girija Prasad Koirala as none of the leaders were able to forge such relationship with their Indian counterpart. This visit of Prime Minister will help to renew the relationship,” she added.
Leader Sujata Koirala also opined that sweeping victory of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the subsequent stable and strong government in India could bring a wave of economic development in Asia. “Nepal cannot remain in isolation when it’s two giant neighbors-India and China- stride towards the economic growth. Personal and institutional level political relationship should be leveraged towards the long term economic benefits of Nepal,” she said.
KATHMANDU, May 23: