Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda will meet PM Modi: Prachanda's fourth visit to India as PM

Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda will meet PM Modi: Prachanda's fourth visit to India as PM; India was held responsible for his resignation in 2008

Jun 1, 2023 - 06:03
Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda will meet PM Modi: Prachanda's fourth visit to India as PM

Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House today as part of his 4-day visit. During this, the border dispute can also be discussed between the two leaders. After this, a special luncheon will also be organized in his honor. During the visit, Prachanda will also call on President Draupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar.
This is Prachanda's fourth visit to India as the Prime Minister of Nepal. He reached India on Wednesday around 3 pm. Here he was welcomed by India's Minister of State for Culture Meenakshi Lekhi. Prachanda will also address the Nepal-India Business Summit in New Delhi. Prachanda will also meet the people of the Nepali community present in India.
After this, on June 3, he will go to Indore for a program. After this, there is also a possibility of the Nepali PM visiting Ujjain, the city of Mahakali. The PM of Nepal was earlier scheduled to visit India in May but postponed the visit due to cabinet expansion. It is a tradition in Nepal that whichever leader becomes the Prime Minister of that country starts his foreign tours from India only.
However, when Prachanda became PM after the end of the monarchy in 2008, he was the first to reach China. In December last year, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda became the Prime Minister of Nepal for the third time. Prior to this, he has become the Prime Minister from 2008 to 2009 and for the second time from 2016 to 2017.
Prachanda is considered close to China. He has also given anti-India statements many times. In fact, Prachanda had to resign from the post of PM in 2009, the reason for which he considers India. Prachanda had removed Nepal Army Chief Rukmangad Katwal from the post, but India was against it. He had to resign amid the India impasse.
After this, his closeness with China started increasing. After his resignation, he went on a private tour of China several times. Prachanda had said that whatever agreements have been made between India and Nepal, they should be abolished. In 2016-2017 also Prachanda was in charge of the government. During this he had said – Nepal will no longer do what India says.
In October last year, the Nepal government objected to the widening of a road being constructed in India near the border of the two countries. This road connects many areas of Bihar's Sitamarhi town with Bhitthamod and Janakpur on the Nepal border. Earlier, Nepal issued a warning to India regarding the announcement of the lengthening of India's road in Uttarakhand's Lipulekh and asked it to stop it immediately. Nepal has declared Lipulekh in Uttarakhand as its territory.
In December 1815, a treaty was signed between British India and Nepal, which is known as the Sugauli Treaty. This treaty was signed in December 1815, but this treaty came into force on 4 March 1816. At that time India was occupied by the British. And this treaty was signed by Lieutenant Colonel Paris Bradshaw on behalf of the East India Company and Rajguru Gajraj Mishra on behalf of Nepal.
In the Sugauli treaty, it was decided that the border of Nepal would be up to Mahakali in the west and Machhi River in the east. But, the boundary of Nepal was not decided in this. The result of this was that even today there are 54 such places, in which there is a dispute between the two countries.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer