Nepal’s Madhesi leaders meet Sushma Swaraj
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 07 Dec 2015 13:42:13|
NEW DELHI, Dec 6 (IANS)
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met top leaders of Nepal’s Madhesi community, who are agitating against the country’s new Constitution adopted in September, and urged a speedy political solution for restoring normalcy in the Himalayan nation.
“EAM @SushmaSwaraj meets Madhesi Morcha leaders in New Delhi. Reaffirms support for an inclusive Nepal,” External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.
He added that Sushma Swaraj called for a “broad based ownership of constitution and encouraged speedy political solution and return to normalcy on that basis”. The Madhesi leaders’ visit comes close on the heels of the visit of Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa.
The Madhesi Morcha has been protesting for almost four months in Nepal’s southern Terai plains, blocking movement of vehicles.