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Nepalese leaders seek India's help in Constitution writing

world Updated: Jan 27, 2010 23:23 IST
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Top Nepalese leaders on Wednesday underlined the need for taking the Indo-Nepal ties to a new level, as they sought New Delhi's cooperation in drafting of the Constitution and 'managing' the Maoist combatants.

Speaking at a meet on the theme 'Nepal-India Cooperation' here ruling Nepali Congress general secretary Bimalendra Nidhi said, "We have received India's full support and cooperation to move ahead the peace process, democratisation of the country and for moving on the path of economic progress.

We expect same cooperation and help to move forward from the current transitional period."

The two major challenges Nepal currently faces are managing the Maoist combatants and drafting the constitution, he pointed out and added that Nepal needs India's support to accomplish these tasks.

Standing Committee member of CPN-UML, Bharat Mohan Adhikari said, "as peaceful, stable and developed Nepal is also in the interest of India, it is natural for Nepal to expect for India's help for attaining economic prosperity and development."

Endorsing Maoist chief Prachanda's view that Nepal and India have a relationship that of Bread and Daughter "Roti Beti Ka Sambandha", Nidhi said, that the people of the two countries are tied together by common culture, economy, religion and geography.