India's ruling BJP leader Vijay Chauthaiwale meets PM Oli

Published On: December 10, 2020 02:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Head of the foreign affairs cell of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Vijay Chauthaiwale, held a meeting with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the latter's official residence in Baluwatar on Thursday.

It is learnt that the two leaders dwelt on matters pertaining to Nepal-India relations during the meeting.

The visit by a BJP leader, who is overseeing the party's foreign affairs department, is taking place at a time when the intraparty rift in the NCP is at its peak due to rivalry between the two factions - one led by KP Oli and the other by Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

Chauthaiwale tweeted that he is visiting Nepal at the invitation of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP)'s General Secretary Bishnu Poudel.  

The Indian ruling party leader's visit follows three back to back high-level visits from India within the last two months.

In the last week of October, Samant Goel, chief of India's external intelligence agency visited Nepal which was followed by the visit of Indian Army Chief MM Naravane in the first week of November.  Similarly, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardan Shringla visited Nepal at the end of November.








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