INTERNATIONAL

Indian leaders support Nepal pro-democracy movement

"Indian people are with Nepalese people's movement"

KATHMANDU: The visiting political delegation from India on Thursday expressed solidarity with Nepal's seven-party alliance fighting King Gyanendra's rule.

Nepal's struggle for restoration of democracy will be fought solely by the Nepalese people but they will need moral support from the international community, including India, for its success, said Girija Prasad Koirala, Nepali Congress president and a main leader of the alliance, during discussions with the five-party delegation.

The Indian leaders including, CPI (M)'s Sitaram Yechury, NCP's D.P. Tripathi and CPI's D. Raja, who are here on a three-day visit, said Indian people are with Nepalese people's movement for restoration of democracy and extended solidarity to the movement.

Mr. Koirala said the seven parties have been working to intensify their pro-democracy movement and it is gaining momentum, Nepali Congress central member Krishna Sitaula, one of the participants at the meeting said.

During the meeting both the delegates stressed the need to strengthen party-to-party relations between the two countries to consolidate people-level relations. Mr. Yechury also extended invitation to the seven-party leaders to visit India. — PTI

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