Terai problem will be solved if Nepal-India work together: Koirala

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Kathmandu, Nov 9 (UNI) Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala said the mounting violence, killings and robberies in Terai could be resolved in a minute if Nepal and India work together.

"Due to the open-border between the two countries, insecurity in the area has increased," Mr Koirala is quoted as saying by Kantipur, while replying to queries by various groups as part of the "BBC Sajha Sawal" programme at his hometown residence in Biratnagar this morning.

Accusing the Maoist's youth wing Young Communist League (YCL) as assisting Indian criminal groups who are engaged in killings, robberies among other crimes, the Prime Minister said, "this can be resolved in a minute. Talks with India are underway." "The Indian authorities were also supportive to border control issues", Mr Koirala is quoted. "The result of the talks would come out soon." "The King can be removed permanently only through peaceful ways as the political parties failed to overthrow him during Janandolan II", he said.

"If the elections were held on November 22, the issues of republic and proportional would not have remained entangled," the Prime Minister said, adding that republic doesn't come bickering aloud. The Congress is silent at the moment. Real republic would come in the country the day it breaks its silence.

When asked about the Constituent Assembly elections, Mr Koirala said holding the elections was his last wish. "I'll take rest only after it's done," he added.

Election scheduled to be held on November 22 has been postponed as the Maoists demanded that the election cannot be held unless the monarchy is abolished.

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