Were the PM’s emis­saries’ visit to China, In­dia suc­cess­ful?

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Deputy Prime Min­is­ters Kr­ishna Ba­hadur Ma­hara and Bi­mal­en­dra Nidhi, who vis­ited China and In­dia re­spec­tively as spe­cial en­voys of Prime Min­is­ter Pushpa Ka­mal Da­hal, re­turned home ac­com­plish­ing their du­ties. Prime Min­is­ter Da­hal had sent DPM and Fi­nance Min­is­ter Ma­hara to China and DPM and Home Min­is­ter Nidhi to In­dia to ap­prise the two gi­ant neigh­bours of the pri­or­ity and con­cerns of his govern­ment. Both the DPM met the top level lead­ers of the neig­bouirng coun­tries and re­turned with good news that both the coun­tries showed in­ter­est to ex­change the high level vis­its and con­tinue their as­sis­tance to Nepal. Ma­hara held talks with Chi­nese Prime Min­is­ter Li Ke­qunag and For­eign Min­is­ter Wang Yi while Nidhi met al­most all In­dian lead­ers in­clud­ing Pres­i­dent Pranav Mukhe­jee, Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi, For­eign Min­is­ter Sushma Swaraj, for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Manamo­han Singh and Congress I vice pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi. Dur­ing the meet­ing with DPM Ma­hara, Chi­nese Prime Min­is­ter Li sought as­sur­ance to ex­e­cute bi­lat­eral ties reached with China and pointed out the need for unity among all po­lit­i­cal par­ties in Nepal. Ma­hara upon his ar­rival in Nepal af­ter com­plet­ing his China visit said that both the Chi­nese Pres­i­dent and Prime Min­is­ter will visit Nepal in Oc­to­ber this year. Nidhi paved the way for Prime Min­is­ter Da­hal's In­dia visit which will be­gin on 15 Septem­ber. A meet­ing held be­tween Nidhi and In­dian of­fi­cials fixed the date of Da­hal's In­dia visit. Nidhi also handed over in­vi­ta­tion to pres­i­dent Mukher­jee to visit Nepal. News re­ports have it that the In­dian lead­ers ap­pre­ci­ated Da­hal for lead­ing the govern­ment again in eight years and showed their readi­ness to sign an im­por­tant project with Da­hal's dur­ing the lat­ter's Delhi so­journ next month. Many have spec­u­lated that In­dia would be ready to re­ward Da­hal for pulling down the KP Oliled govern­ment as Oli had not bowed be­fore the In­dian lead­ers de­spite fac­ing block­ade and non­co­op­er­a­tion dur­ing his ten­ure in the of­fice. How­ever, the con­cerns shown by of the In­dian lead­ers re­gard­ing the amend­ment of the new con­sti­tu­tion has drawn flaks from some lead­ers in Nepal. Narayan Man Bi­jukchhe openly crit­i­cized the talks be­tween Nidhi and the In­dian lead­ers for in­clud­ing the is­sue of con­sti­tu­tion amend­ment. The com­ments made by the two DPMs and the me­dia re­ports sug­gested that both of them suc­ceeded to ac­com­plish their mis­sion. How­ever, the Nepalese peo­ple have to wait un­til Oc­to­ber whether the DPMs had told the peo­ple truth.

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