Have all bi­lat­eral is­sues re­solved af­ter Modi's visit?

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The gov­ern­ment of Nepal left no stone un­turned to pro­vide warm hospitality to In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi dur­ing the lat­ter’s Nepal visit. Like­wise, the In­dian Prime Min­is­ter also tried his best to please Nepali lead­ers and peo­ple in his speeches and agree­ments signed be­tween the two coun­tries al­though the peo­ple in Kath­mandu did not greet him as dur­ing his 2014 visit. How­ever, peo­ple still sus­pect whether all the bi­lat­eral is­sues were re­solved as they did not hear about the re­moval of an In­dian of­fice set up in Bi­rat­na­gar dur­ing Koshi flood in 2008, atroc­i­ties of the In­dian se­cu­rity per­son­nel to Nepal on the Nepal-India bor­der and a con­crete plan about the so­lu­tion of the in­un­da­tion prob­lems in Nepali set­tle­ments along the bor­der due to the dams built by India. How­ever, Prime Min­is­ter KP Sharma Oli, UML lead­ers and the lead­ers of the Prov­ince-2 hailed the visit of Modi as fruit­ful for Nepal. Prime Min­is­ter Oli, while ad­dress­ing the par­lia­ment meet­ing on Sun­day, said that In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Modi’s Nepal visit has taken the bi­lat­eral ties be­tween the two coun­tries to a newer height. He said that the In­dian Prime Min­is­ter em­pha­sised on the timely im­ple­men­ta­tion of the prom­ises made to Nepal by the In­dian gov­ern­ment in the past. “The im­ple­men­ta­tion of the past agree­ments reached be­tween Nepal and India will be­gin by the up­com­ing Con­sti­tu­tion Day,” Oli said. He said India agreed to in­crease the num­ber of routes to Nepal-bound flights to four from ex­ist­ing one. Prime Min­is­ter Oli fur­ther said that the visit of Modi was a start­ing point to move the re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries ahead on the ba­sis of equal­ity. Oli also said that he had kept the in­ter­est of the na­tion in his heart and head. Prime Min­is­ter Oli also in­formed the House that he would visit China soon. How­ever, Nepali Congress leader Ga­gan Thapa on Mon­day ac­cused the Prime Min­is­ter of bowing down be­fore the In­dian PM.

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