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Govt welcome Nepal developments, CCPA held

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 25 (UNI) India today welcomed the developments in Nepal for restoration of multi-party democracy and the handing of political power to the people and expressed readiness to give unstinted support to its people for restoration of peace and prosperity.

Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee said at a hurriedly-called press conference after a 90-minute meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) that India was awaiting the convening of the revived House of Representatives and the installation of government as indicated by the seven-party alliance.

''This is a victory for the people of Nepal, who have displayed extraordinary courage and reaffirmed their faith and commitment to freedom and democracy. The future of Nepal is safe in their hands,'' the Defence Minister said while reading out from a statement issued at the press conference.

Those who attended the CCPA included Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Das munsi besides Mr Mukherjee.


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