Govt objects to Indian leaders’ statements

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 3, 2016-

The government on Tuesday objected to statements made by some Indian leaders, including former chief minister of Bihar and Rastriya Janata Dal Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Serious attention of the government of Nepal has been drawn to reports in a section of today’s broadsheets attributed to senior political leaders of Bihar state of India making statements about inherently internal issues of Nepal, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said in a statement on Tuesday. “The statements are provocative and uninformed about the ground realities and do not serve the fundamental interest of the two countries,” MoFA added. “The government of Nepal expresses deep regrets over such statements. They are 

not helpful in the ongoing efforts aimed at normalising the situation.”  

The MoFA reaction comes a day after leaders of the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha met Indian leader Yadav in Patna of Bihar “to seek support to their ongoing protests in the Tarai”. The Indian leaders were learnt to have told the Morcha leaders that protests in the Tarai “were not only Nepal’s internal issues”.

The government of Nepal urges all to exercise restraint and not to make statements that may seriously undermine the harmonious relations between the two countries and peoples, said the MoFA statement, adding that the governments “calls for positive attitude and contribution from all concerned to promote bilateral relations.” 

Published: 03-02-2016 07:55

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