Rae denies India’s dismay on the constitution

Rae denies India’s dismay on the constitution

Indian Ambassador has categorically refuted reports about India not being happy with Nepal’s new constitution. Speaking to journalists in his office on Wednesday, Ambassador Ranjit Rae insisted that India respected the decision of Nepal on the kind of system and model it wants. It is not true that India is unhappy with the constitution. India’s only concern is peace and stability in Nepal, said Rae. He denied suggestions that India had offered 7-point recommendations on Nepal’s new constitution.

Insisting that India only wants full ownership of the constitution, he said unrest in the bordering regions is a concern for New Delhi.  Ambassador Rae also sought to clarify that there was no blockade imposed by India. He said that the unrest in Nepal had contributed to delays and obstructions adding that movement of cargo carriers have reduced on both sides of the borders.

Rae also expressed concern about the growing anti-India sentiment in Nepal. He singled out the burning of Indian flags and Prime Minister Modi’s effigies.

On dialogue between the government and disgruntled parties, he said that he has heard of positive development. Rae said India encouraged dialogue to resolve the differences on the new constitution and hoped that it would be resolved soon.

Source: The Kathmandu Post