Agenda for Prachanda’’s India visit next weekSeptember 9th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sept 9 (ANI): Nepali Congress has urged the government to set a national agenda to be taken up during Prime Minister Prachanda’’s India visit scheduled early next week through comprehensive discussions.
Kantipur quoted Nepali Congress leader Dr. Prakash Saran Mahat as saying that the government should call an all-party meeting to decide the national agenda. The Prime Minister during his bilateral talks with India should take up issues finalized through the all-party consensus.
He also said that there should be detailed homework on revising the Nepal-India Peace and Friendship Treaty of 1950 and other agreements and a common position of all parties should be developed.
“It is essential for us to carry out a comprehensive exercise before sitting for dialogue with India if we want to safeguard our national interest,” he added.
While, CPN-Maoist leaders C.P Gajurel said, Prachanda should raise the issues including the Koshi Agreement of 1954, border encroachment and Indian intervention in Nepal’’s politics.
“Nepal should call for immediate review to address the existing floods problem in Sunsari because it is a disaster for which the Indian side is also responsible,” he added.
Prachanda is scheduled to visit India on September 14.
This will be his first visit to India after becoming the first elected Prime Minister of the federal republic Nepal.
Prachanda is also scheduled to attend the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York this month. (ANI)