Stay up for working intently with PM Modi to strengthen Nepal-India ties: Nepal PM Deuba

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KATHMANDU: Nepal’s new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has mentioned that he appears to be like ahead to working intently along with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to strengthen the relations between the 2 neighbouring international locations in addition to the people-to-people contacts.

Prime Minister Modi instantly congratulated Deuba after he gained a vote of confidence within the reinstated Home of Representatives on Sunday, July 18, 2021.

In a tweet Modi mentioned, “Congratulations Prime Minister @DeubaSherbdr and greatest needs for a profitable tenure. I look ahead to working with you to additional improve our distinctive partnership in all sectors, and strengthen our deep-rooted people-to-people ties.” 

Responding to Prime Minister Modi’s tweet, Deuba thanked his Indian counterpart for his congratulatory message and expressed his want to work intently with him to strengthen the bilateral ties between the 2 neighbouring international locations.

“Thanks very a lot, Prime Minister @narendramodi Ji, to your congratulatory be aware. I look ahead to intently working with you to strengthen the connection between our two international locations and other people,” Deuba tweeted late Sunday night time.

Deuba, the 75-year-old President of the Nepali Congress gained a belief vote within the reinstated decrease Home of Representatives and comfortably gained it, averting a common election within the Himalayan nation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Deuba, who was appointed because the prime minister as per the Article 76(5) of the Structure on July 12 following Supreme Court docket’s intervention, secured 165 votes within the 275-member Home on Sunday.

A complete of 136 votes had been required for Deuba to win Parliament’s confidence.

He needed to search a belief vote inside one month after being appointed as prime minister.

Nevertheless, in a shock transfer, he sought a vote of confidence on the primary day of the reinstatement of the Home.

Deuba’s failure to win the belief vote within the Home would have led to dissolution of the Home and snap polls inside six months in Nepal, which is dealing with an unprecedented well being disaster because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sunday’s consequence of the belief vote paves the way in which for Prime Minister Deuba to stay in workplace for subsequent one and half yr, till recent parliamentary election is held, the Nepalese media reported.

Beforehand, Deuba has served because the prime minister on 4 events; first from 1995 to 1997, then from 2001 to 2002, once more from 2004 to 2005, and from 2017 to 2018.

Nepal plunged right into a political disaster on December 20 final yr after President Bhandari dissolved the Home and introduced recent elections on April 30 and Could 10 on the advice of Prime Minister Ok P Sharma Oli, amidst a tussle for energy throughout the ruling Nepal Communist Get together (NCP).

On February 23, the apex courtroom reinstated the dissolved Home of Representatives, in a setback to Oli who was making ready for snap polls.

The bilateral ties got here underneath pressure underneath Prime Minister Oil after India opened an 80-km-long strategically essential highway connecting the Lipulekh cross with Dharchula in Uttarakhand on Could 8.

Nepal protested the inauguration of the highway claiming that it handed by means of its territory.

Days later, Nepal got here out with a brand new map displaying Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as its territories.

India reacted sharply to the transfer.

In June, Nepal’s Parliament authorised the brand new political map of the nation that includes areas which India maintains belong to it.

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