Centre declines permission to Bihar CM to visit Nepal

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Patna, Apr 01 (ANI): The Union Government has denied permission to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to visit Nepal to attend the post-death rites of former Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala.

Kumar is reportedly upset over the Union Government's decision.

According to his office, Kumar was invited by Koirala's daughter Sujata to attend her father's post-death rites in Kathmandu on Thursday.

Kumar was eager to pay his last respects to Koirala.

In 2008, Government had denied Kumar permission to visit Nepal to oversee the Kusaha embankment repair work, where the River Kosi was breached.

Thousands of people from Bihar visit Nepal every day without any visa or passport, as there are no restrictions.

But a visit by a minister or a chief minister requires government permission, as it becomes a state visit to Nepal. (ANI)

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