Nepal PM visits Rajghat

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New Delhi, Aug.19 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, who is on a five-day official visit to India, visited Rajghat, the memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, on Wednesday.

Later, Nepal will meet External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna at the Hotel Oberoi. He will proceed to meet President Pratibha Patil for about 30-minutes.

He will also attend and address a business luncheon meeting hosted jointly by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM).

On Wednesday evening, he will call on Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari at the latter's official residence and will meet UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her 10, Janpath residence.

Thereafter, he will proceed to Hyderbad House for delegation level talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. A signing of bilateral agreements will follow the meeting. Although the Pancheshwar multi-purpose project will be discussed, no specific agreement will be signed.

The main opposition CPN (Maoist) has warned the government not to sign any agreement related to the Pancheshwar project without a consensus.

On Thursday, Nepal will meet Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram.

In the evening, he will address a meeting of intellectuals and academia at the India International Centre.

He will leave for a day-long visit to Mumbai on Friday and will return to Kathmandu on Saturday afternoon.(ANI)

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