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Modi's rise given massive coverage in Nepali media

Kathmandu: The impressive victory of the Narendra Modi-led BJP in India's Lok Shaba elections has generated a foreign policy debate in Nepal and has lent fresh impetus to the simmering discontent against the Himalayan nation

IANS Updated on: May 17, 2014 13:51 IST
Several BJP leaders and others associated with fraternal organisations of the BJP had vented ire over Nepal's departure from being a Hindu state to a secular country.

Another leading English language newspaper, The Himalayan Times, ran the headline "India to have majority government after 30 years" along with separate analysis headlined "Shift in policy towards Nepal unlikely".

"Narendra Modi storms to historic election win", reads the Republica's headline along with a commentary "Modi's premiership opportunity to further strengthen Nepal-India ties".

Almost all newspapers ran separate stories on Modi -- his rise from being a tea seller to chief minister of Gujarat to now India's prime minister -- storming the decade-long bastion of the left-of-centre UPA led by the Congress.

Some leaders and former diplomats published their reminiscences of meeting Modi along with photographs. Many leaders have extended congratulations to Modi through their social media handles.

Nepal's vernacular national dailies like Nagarik, Rajdhani, Nepal Samacharpatra, Rajdhani, and Naya Patrika also gave impressive coverage to the BJP's victories and hailed the achievements of both the BJP and Modi.

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