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Nepal set for PM Modi's Janakpur visit despite cancellation fears

Kathmandu:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Janakpur, the revered Hindu religious site in Nepal, has not yet been officially cancelled despite reports about the trip being called off due to opposition by some political

PTI Updated on: November 21, 2014 16:50 IST

Earlier, Nepal's Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Bimalendra Nidhi, had claimed that he had received information about cancellation of Modi's visit to Janakpur and expressed sadness for the postponement of the visit despite necessary preparations.

Nepal Prime Minister's Foreign Affairs Advisor Dinesh Bhattarai told PTI that the government is ready to welcome Modi in Janakpur.

“He is our respected guest and we are fully prepared to welcome Prime Minister Modi in Janakpur. We are ready to fulfil his wish in case he visits the holy shrine,” he said.  “So far, we have not received any communication about the cancellation of Modi's visit to Janakpur and other religious sites,” he clarified.

 

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