| June 23, 2017
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PM Oli urged to improve ties with India

PM Oli urged to  improve ties with India
BIRGUNJ, Feb 18: The Tarai-Madhes agitation has set the country back by several years in terms of economic and social development aspects. Locals, intellectuals and civil society leaders of Birgunj have urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to make his India visit fruitful by ensuring that the country would not have to face similar problems again.

Lalan Dwivedi head of Thakur
Ram Multiple Campus

The prime minister's India visit should be seen as an opportunity to establish positive and harmonious relationship among the people of both countries. Nepali people are desperately waiting to hear positive messages.

Bijaya Sarawagi
coordinator of the Committee for Commerce and Supplies, Federation of  Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries

Prime Minister Oli should concentrate on the bilateral trade between the two countries and maintaining decades-long friendship between the two countries, which would eventually be beneficial for the Nepalese people. Our country should always have unhindered supplies from India.

Ashok Kumar Baidya
factory operator

We have potential to export various industrial products and also electricity. Hence, PM Oli should seek ways to reduce trade deficit with India. He should take initiative to sign export deals with India.

Chandra Kishor
political  commentator  

Prime Minister Oli should seek ways to take the relationship with India forward by solving present issues between the two countries. However, he should be careful not to sacrifice the country's integrity for his personal gains.

Khusbu Gupta
social worker

His main focus should definitely be on forging stronger relationship with India. Relationship between the two countries has not yet normalized. People of hill origin have developed strong grudge against India. At the same time, safeguarding Tarai's border with India has emerged as another big challenge. Oli should take up these issues during his India visit.