New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to newly-elected Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli and congratulated him for his victory.
The Prime Minister said that Oli has been elected in democratic and orderly elections, and he is looking forward to working closely with the new regime.
"PM @narendramodi spoke to Shri KP Oli and congratulated him on being elected as the PM of Nepal," Prime Minister's Office (PMO) tweeted.
PM @narendramodi spoke to Shri KP Oli and congratulated him on being elected as the PM of Nepal.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 11, 2015
Prime Minister expressed the hope and expectation that Oli will carry all sections of the society along, so that there is peace and stability in the country. "We are confident that the Government of Nepal will address the remaining political issues confronting the country in a spirit of dialogue and reconciliation," said the Prime Minister.
"We have always stood for peace prosperity and progress of Nepal, which is also in India's interest. India will continue to extend all assistance, in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Nepal, for peace, stability and socio-economic development of the country," said the Prime Minister.
Oli, Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, got 338 votes, 39 more than the required 299 to be elected as the Prime Minister. Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala could secure only 249 votes.
A total of 587 members had cast their votes.
Meanwhile, former Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said, "We welcome the new Government."