India committed to supporting democratic Nepal : Somnath

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New Delhi, May 29 (UNI) India today reaffirmed its commitment to extending all support to Nepal in realising the goal of a stable, prosperous and democratic country.

Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, in a message to the Chairman of the Nepal Constituent Assembly, reiterated that as a close friend and neighbour, India remained steadfast in its commitment.

The message was read out at the first session of the Constituent Assembly held yesterday.

The Speaker said the formation of a Constituent Assembly was the result of painstaking efforts and sacrifices by the people and the political leadership for the cause of democracy.

He hoped that the discussions of the Constituent Assembly would be inspired by their sacrifice and ''reflect the spirit of cooperation and political consensus that lie at the heart of all democracies.'' UNI RB BST2043

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