Former Nepal PM Deuba leaves for India, will meet Modi

Kathmandu, Nov 4 (IANS) Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba left on a three-day visit to New Delhi on Friday.

This was his first India visit after being elected Nepal’s largest political party’s president in March.

According to the party, Deuba has been invited as Keynote Speaker at the India Ideas Conclave-2016 in Goa by India Foundation and will deliver his speech on Saturday.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely are among the other prominent speaker at the conclave.

After concluding his Goa visit, Deuba will reach New Delhi and meet top Indian politicians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah.

Deuba, who is seen as Prime Minister-in-waiting, will meet leaders from both the opposition and ruling parties. He is also expected to address students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

There has been an agreement between Nepali Congress and the Unified Communist Party of Nepal(Maoist) to hand over the country’s leadership to Deuba after April 2017.

–IANS

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