Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh):
Prior to Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to Varanasi, the spiritual city laid out a red carpet to welcome the Nepalese Prime Minister.
Deuba arrived in India on Friday for his three-day visit. It is his first visit abroad after taking office in July 2021.
The street in the city of Varanasi is lined with posters and billboards of Deuba. Flags of both India and Nepal were assembled at Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath already came to Varanasi on Saturday and he will take the Nepalese Prime Minister to Kashi Vishwanath Temple where Deuba will be welcomed according to the Indian ritual, with conch, damru and “tilak” sandalwood.
The day before, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Deuba met and also held delegation-level talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.
The two prime ministers have jointly launched multiple projects that are likely to strengthen connectivity between the two countries while expressing hopes that the key initiatives taken by them will take India-Nepal relations to new heights.
Both Prime Ministers have for the first time commissioned a 35 km cross-border rail link from Jayanagar in Bihar to Kurtha in Nepal and also built a passenger train service under India’s Grant Assistance at a joint address at Hyderabad House. Deuba is on a three day visit to India.
Deuba met Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda at party headquarters on Friday and discussed strengthening ties between the Nepalese Congress and the BJP.
After meeting with the BJP president, the Nepalese Prime Minister met Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and Foreign Minister Harsh Shringla in Delhi.
The Nepalese Prime Minister was joined at the meeting by his wife Arzu Deuba, Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka, Energy and Water Resources Minister Pampha Bhusal and Health Minister Mahendra Rai Yadav. PM Deuba attended the meeting at the invitation of BJP President JP Nadda.