Nepal prez comes visiting, meets Manmohan, Pranab

New Delhi, Dec. 27 -- Even as Nepal struggles to achieve political consensus on a unitary government, its president - Ram Baran Yadav - has come to India on a six-day visit.

Yadav held discussions with President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and external affairs minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday. The visiting dignitary updated the Indian leadership on the ongoing political developments in Nepal.

Khurshid - in his talks with the Nepalese president - said India would welcome whatever consensus emerges among Nepali political actors.

The minister stressed on the fact that Nepal's progression into a stable, secular and democratic republic would be completely in India's interests.

Khurshid said Yadav's support" had played a big role in strengthening India-Nepal relations".

He apprised Yadav on "efforts being made to supply additional electricity to Nepal during the lean season".

Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.