BJP tells PM it will back govt`s stand on Nepal situation

Concerned over the political situation in Nepal, a BJP delegation on Saturday discussed the issue with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and assured him of party`s support to the stand taken by the government.

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2010, 17:58 PM IST

New Delhi: Concerned over the political
situation in Nepal, a BJP delegation on Saturday discussed the issue
with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and assured him of party`s
support to the stand taken by the government.

Former BJP chief Rajnath Singh, who led the
three-member delegation, said that he sought to know from the
Prime Minister the "structured view" and the policy of the
government with regard to Nepal.
The political situation in Nepal is fluid following
the resignation of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on June
30 and the failure of its Parliament to elect his successor
after five rounds of voting. India`s special envoy Shyam Saran
had gone to Nepal last week where he had talks with prominent
leaders to help end the political deadlock.

The Maoists, who fought in a civil war until 2006,
hold the largest number of seats in parliament but not enough
to govern alone.

Rajnath also extended BJP`s support to the government
on any decision it takes with regard to relations with Nepal.

"I assured him that the BJP would back any decision
taken by the central government on Nepal," he said.

He was accompanied by former Uttarakhand Chief
Minister Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and Delhi MLA Vijay Jolly.
"As per my understanding of Nepal, I feel that the
people are for democracy and a healthy democracy will lead to
a prosperous Nepal," Rajnath said.

The former Union Minister underlined the importance of
having political consensus on matters of foreign policy.

PTI