Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Saturday said he was never against the Madhesis and had always stood by them. He also said he will accommodate the “legitimate demands” of their people.
“I was never against Madhesis. In fact, I stood by them. We are looking for a speedy resolution of the crisis. We will have the numbers in Nepal’s Parliament,” he said. “We will accommodate legitimate demands of our people.”
On talks with the Madhesis, he said, “We have been in talks. It isn’t true that we haven’t spoken to them before coming to India. We are in talks with them.” He also said that the “Nepal government will not allow any type of terrorist activities from its soil”. The visiting PM of Nepal said his government had a responsibility to consolidate the system of governance and steer it to its logical conclusion.
“India’s support remains valuable and encouraging. Yesterday, I had dialogue on how both can move forward with mutual benefits,” he said, a day after holding bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also said there are no problems between Nepal and China. “We are ready to welcome the Chinese President,” he said.