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Govt will seek clarifications from EU, Indian envoys, says DPM Mainali

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KATHMANDU – Deputy Prime Minister CP Mainali has said that the government will seek clarifications from European Union and Indian envoys in Kathmandu over reference made towards Nepal after the conclusion of the 13th EU-India Summit.

He said that the joint statement issued by the European Union and India over the reference to Nepal and its new Constitution was totally inappropriate.

“The reference is inappropriate. Foreign Ministry will summon the emissaries and look for clarifications from them,” Mainali said at an interaction in Kathmandu on Saturday.

Mainali also accused Indian envoy Ranjit Rae crossed diplomatic etiquette by inviting Madhesi leaders during Holi festival and assuring Indian support towards their demands.

“Ambassadors should work by following the decorum. Envoy Rae has disregarded the decorum and is involved in politics,” he said.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs





KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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