Nepal has expressed ‘deep regrets’ about statements made by some Indian leaders over its ‘inherently internal issues’.
A press statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday said: “The statements (made by Indian leaders) are provocative and uninformed about the ground realities and do not serve the fundamental interest of the two countries..They are not helpful in the ongoing efforts aimed at normalizing the situation”.
The MoFA has also urged all to exercise restraint from making statements ‘that may seriously undermine the harmonious relations between the two countries and peoples’.
On Monday, Madhesi leaders Upendra Yadav, Rajendra Mahato and Mahendra Raya Yadav had requested former Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav and other Indian leaders to support their ongoing agitating against Nepal’s new constitution. In response, Indian leaders had reportedly expressed their commitment to support the Madhes movement saying ‘it was no longer an internal issue of Nepal’.
Speaking at a press conference in presence of Madhesi leaders in Muzaffarpur of Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Raghuvansha Prasad Singh reportedly said: This is not a time to stay silent while our relatives are dying in protests Nepal.”
Leaders of the ruling coalition have condemned Madhesi leaders’ effort to seek help from Indian leaders to bring the Nepal state to its knees. Deputy Prime Minister Bijaya Gachhadar said: “It is unfortunate that they (Madhesi leaders) are visiting Bihar and New Delhi to seek support for their movement.”Go back to previous page