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BJP leader Joshi hopes for end to Nepal’s political crisis

KATHMANDU: Nepal, facing a political and constitutional crisis, will overcome its problems at the earliest, visiting former BJP President Murali Manohar Joshi has said.
“India has been able to resolve even complex problems relating to the constitution in the course of time and I am confident that Nepalese people will also be able to resolve their problems relating to drafting the constitution at the earliest,” Joshi said addressing a function to mark the 64th Republic Day of India.
Nepal has been in the midst of a political and constitutional crisis since May 27 last year, when the Constituent Assembly was dissolved by Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai without the promulgation of a Constitution. Nepal’s ruling and opposition parties have been at odds over finding a consensus prime ministerial candidate for months.
Joshi also pointed to the shared history of the two countries saying he hoped for a bright future for Nepal and the Nepalese people. Speaking on the occasion, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Jayanta Prasad said, India wants to see the peace process and the drafting of constitution in Nepal to be concluded at the earliest so that multiparty democracy, peace and stability is maintained and the country becomes prosperous.
Former Nepalese Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa recalled the contribution made by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, towards Nepal’s freedom.He said, India play
ed a crucial role in freeing the countries and peoples of third world from colonialism.

Published Date: Sunday, January 27th, 2013 | 06:45 AM

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