PM Narendra Modi calls for speedy drafting of Nepal's Constitution

Shortly after his arriving in Kathmandu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala inaugurated the trauma centre and expressed his happiness at being in Nepal.

PM Narendra Modi calls for speedy drafting of Nepal's Constitution

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged Nepalese politicians to arrive at a consensus on the country's Constitution shortly after in Kathmandu to inaugurate the trauma centre built by India at Kathmandu's Bir Hospital.

Modi, who is in Nepal to attend the 18th SAARC Summit, said that it is an honour for us that we can get to save lives of our own people.

He also said that the trauma centre will strengthen the relations between the two countries.

“If Nepal is not happy, India cannot smile. Nepal's happiness gives us joy,” he added.

Regretting that he could not travel to Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath due to shortage of time, he said, “I can understand their disappointment. I will visit these area and meet you soon in the near future. I can feel your love despite being at a distance from you.”

Talking about the relations between the two countries, Modi said that they share a “strong engine of trust and confidence”.

He said that the two countries will soon start several projects together in the next 100 days including setting up of a 1,000 watt mega power plant.

The PM said that the Delhi-Kathmandu bus service will boost the tourism in Nepal and that he is exploring the possibility of making them wi-fi enabled.

Referring to the deadlock over the creation of Nepalese Constitution, the Indian PM said that it should be done at the earliest.

“Constitution created by consensus and not numbers will be beneficial,” he said.