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Indian delegation meets Nepal opposition leaders
September 29, 2005 16:30 IST
The current political situation in Nepal and restoration of multi-party democracy in the Kingdom figured in talks the visiting five-party delegation led by Communist Party of India Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury had with top opposition leaders in Kathmandu on Thursday.
The delegation met Nepalese Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala. The current political situation, peace initiatives and the ongoing movement for restoration of democracy mainly featured during the discussion, Nepali Congress chief office secretary Basanta Gautam said.
They also met Nepal Communist Party-UML general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal and other senior leaders of the party at the CPN-UML's office at Balkhu, party sources said. The discussion covered a wide range of issues, including the problems faced by both the countries, said CPN-UML standing committee member Bamdev Gautam. "Our discussions mainly focussed on the ongoing movement for restoration of democracy," he said, adding the Indian leaders extended their solidarity and full support to Nepal's democracy movement.
The delegation was greeted with black-flag demonstrations and stone-pelting by hundreds of pro-monarchy activists upon its arrival here on Wednesday. No one was injured in the attack.