PM Modi congratulates Nepal's PM-elect Oli

ANI | Updated: Jan 21, 2018 22:41 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Jan. 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday telephoned Nepal's Prime Minister-elect K.P Sharma Oli and congratulated him in advance for his win in the just-concluded Nepal elections.

"Indian Prime Minister Modi has invited Oli for visiting India after assuming office," Oli's Press Secretary Chetan Adhikari said in a press statement.

"Oli is said to have accepted the invitation from Prime Minister Modi and has also invited him to visit Nepal", the press statement added.

Nepal, which held its elections in 2017, saw the majority of votes weighing to the left alliance, the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) (CPN-UML) and the Maoist Centre.

Though the elections were held in December and a new government was to be formed by mid-January, it missed its constitutional deadline.

Oli will be the Prime Minister for two and a half years, while the remaining term would be completed by Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, under a new deal signed by both the sides. (ANI)