Congress delegation to commence Nepal visit

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Kathmandu, Feb 12 (UNI) A Congress delegation is arriving here today on a three-day visit to discuss the current political scenario in Nepal.

The delegation, led by All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh, is visiting Nepal on the request of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, Kantipur reported.

The team would be suggesting ways for the Seven Party Alliance (SPA) and the Madhesi parties to remain united to battle the problems of the Terai and the country.

Congress, which leads the ruling UPA coalition in India, informed that the party delegation would hold consultations with all the political parties including those in favour of Madhesi agenda and urge them to hold the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections in the Himalayan nation slated for April 10 in a peaceful and fair manner.

According to Congress sources, the party will express solidarity with the decision of the interim parliament on declaring Nepal a federal democratic republic. It has not made any official statement on the House declaration so far, Kantipur reported.

Meanwhile, the main Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started the process for its president Rajnath Singh's visit to Nepal.

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