India Hopes For Nepali Statute That Honors Past Pacts

India Hopes For Nepali Statute That Honors Past Pacts

Feb. 26, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -16 February. 13- 2015 (Falgun 1, 2071)

India said it expects a constitution that acknowledges past understandings and elections' mandate in Nepal.

Indian Minister of State of External Affairs, Vijay Kumar Singh, at the Indian Parliament shared the southern neighbor’s expectation from Nepal's Constituent Assembly (CA) reports THT Online.

"It is our expectation that Nepali leaders will continue to work together in the final stage of the peace process, in drawing up a constitution that honors past understandings as well as the mandate of the elections," Indian Embassy in Kathmandu quoted Singh as saying at the Parliament meeting.

Meanwhile, Singh in his statement maintained that India does not have anything to say on disputed issues of the constitution. "The political choices that Nepal makes for itself is its internal matter," he said, "We believe that solutions and consensus among Nepali political parties would come through dialogue among themselves."

He also explained that the CA has been stuck in federalism, form of government, electoral system, and structure of the judiciary.

"India believes in a shared future of our neighborhood. A democratic, stable and a prosperous Nepal is in our mutual interest," he added.

The Minister also pledged of "full moral and material support to Nepal in its transition to a constitutional federal democratic republic and a prosperous economy."

 

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