LS Speaker assures India's assistance for Bhutan's development

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New Delhi, Aug 26 (UNI) Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has praised Bhutan's smooth and orderly transition to democracy, saying it reflects Bhutanese King's vision and democratic credentials.

Talking to a Bhutanese delegation led by National Assembly Speaker Lyongpo Jigme Tshultim, which visited him last evening, Mr Chatterjee described the Indo-Bhutanese relationship as unshakeable. "Bhutan shares not only physical proximity with India but also proximity by heart," he said, while assuring all cooperation from India for developmental of Bhutan.

Mr Chatterjee apprised them some of the initiatives taken by him in bringing Parliament closer to people which included Lok Sabha TV, Parliament Museum, parliamentary committees, Parliamentary foras, lecture series and children's corner.

Mr Jigme Tshultim lauded India's continued support and assistance for the development of Bhutan.

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