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PM Modi talks to Nepal’s top leaders Prachanda, KP Sharma Oli

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda and KP Sharma Oli after the Communist alliance swept the elections in Nepal.

india Updated: Dec 21, 2017 18:49 IST
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Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) chairman KP Oli and the chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda spoke with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(REUTERS)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held telephonic talks on Thursday with top Nepalese leaders, including KP Sharma Oli, who is set to become the premier of the Himalayan nation, the ministry of external affairs said.

The conversations were the first highest-level contact between the leaderships of the two countries after the Communist alliance of Oli and Prachanda swept the elections in Nepal a few days ago.

“I have just been informed that PM had a telephone conversation with KP Sharma Oli, chairman Communist Party of Nepal (UML), Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, chairman CPN (MC), and Sher Bahadur Deuba, the present Prime Minister.

“Since this conversation took place just now, I do not have the details of it. What transpired in the meet, at some stage, if there is something to share, we will do that,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

In the recent polls, Nepal’s Left alliance won 27 while the ruling Nepali Congress bagged five parliamentary seats in the country’s historic polls that many hope will bring the much-needed political stability to the Himalayan nation.

Oli’s triumph is being widely seen as a victory for the pro-Chinese elements in Nepal.

First Published: Dec 21, 2017 18:49 IST