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BIRGUNJ, NEPAL: Former Prime Minister and Coordinator of the Naya Shakti Nepal, Baburam Bhattarai, said that Hinduism could be revived as the state religion in the country if people wanted.

He made the statement during a press conference organized by the Naya Shakti Nepal Parsa chapter in Birgunj on Saturday.

The new Constitution adopted secularism as it was a fundamental part of democracy, he added.

He, however, went on to say that the Constitution could be amended with the time as per need.

Stating that the issues of Madhes were the problems of all, he said that the need of hour was to address the demands of Madhes by amending the Constitution.

Moreover, Bhattarai said that the Naya Shakti Nepal wanted to have two provinces in Tarai.

Source: http://thehimalayantimes.com

  • Aakash Sinha

    Its good to make state religion but one must not ignore other religion

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Recent developments in India-Nepal ties across various sectors came up for discussion during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Thursday.

“The two ministers reviewed recent developments in bilateral ties across diverse sectors, including progress achieved on the three transformative initiatives launched in 2018 in the areas of agriculture, railways and inland waterways as well as pace of implementation of ongoing bilateral development and connectivity projects,”the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

“They expressed satisfaction at the significant progress made in different sectors of cooperation as a result of intensified bilateral exchanges at all levels in recent months,” it said.

According to the statement, the two leaders reiterated their commitment to maintain the new momentum and to further strengthen the traditionally close and friendly ties between the two countries.

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India, Nepal review new developments in ties.

India reset its ties with Nepal last year through a visit by Prime Minister Modi, his first after K.P. Sharma Oli became the Prime Minister.

During the visit, both sides agreed to boost trade and economic links, connectivity via air, land and water, people-to-people ties, with Modi declaring that India will work like a sherpa in the Himalayan nation’s development endeavours.

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This happened after there was a chill in India-Nepal ties during Oli’s earlier stint between October 2015 and August 2016 when a border blockade blamed on New Delhi crippled Nepal’s economy.

There were also perceptions that Oli was leaning more towards China than India. (IANS)