Prime Minister Narendra Modi on day two of his crucial Nepal visit on Friday offered prayers at iconic Muktinath Temple. After visiting Muktinath temple, the prime minister was also scheduled to visit the famous Pashupatinath Temple.
Later in the day, Modi would hold several meetings with top Nepalese political leaders, including opposition leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. The Prime Minister's two-day visit to Nepal will come to an end with a civic reception in the evening before heading back to New Delhi.
Earlier on Friday, Modi offered prayers at Janki Temple and flagged off a bus service from Nepal’s Janakpur (the town where goddess Sita was born) to Ayodhya in India (Lord Rama’s birthplace).
Modi also inaugurated a Rs 6,000-crore Arun III project which was expected to generate 900 MW of power.
Modi also said that Nepal and India can benefit if they cooperate and work together for the promotion of five Ts: Tradition, Trade, Tourism, Technology and Transport.
# 06:31 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Delhi after completing his 2-day visit to Nepal, received by EAM Sushma Swaraj.
# 04:35 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves from Nepal's Kathmandu.
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# 03:45 PM: Kathmandu is a mixture of the ancient & the modern. This city showcases the culture of Nepal. There is something unique about the beauty of Kathmandu. Once I find the time I will make it a point to visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha: PM Narendra Modi in Kathmandu
# 03:40 PM: PM Narendra Modi presented with souvenirs at a civic felicitation program in Rastriya Sabha Griha in Kathmandu.
# 12:50 PM: Modi meets 'Prachanda': PM Modi met Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal - MC. Exchanged views on strengthening views on bilateral relations, tweets MEA.
# 12: 30 PM: Modi meets Sher Bahadur Deuba: Engaging across the political spectrum! President of Nepali Congress and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and other members of the Nepali Congress called on PM Narendra Modi in Kathmandu. Stronger India-Nepal relations enjoy broad political support, tweets MEA.
Engaging across the political spectrum! President of Nepali Congress and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and other members of the Nepali Congress called on PM @narendramodi in Kathmandu. Stronger India-Nepal relations enjoy broad political support. pic.twitter.com/9rLNab2jaq— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) May 12, 2018
# 11:30 AM: Is Modi influencing Karnataka polls from Nepal: As there is model code of conduct in Karnataka, PM Modi planned to pray at temples in Nepal instead, just to influence voters.This is not a good trend for democracy.Why did he only choose today as the day?: Ashok Gehlot, Congress
# 09:30 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering prayers Muktinath Temple. A special 'pooja' was performed for Modi.
# 09:01 AM: PM Modi meets people at Nepal's Muktinath Temple.
# 08:45 AM: Modi starts day two with a visit to Nepal's iconic Muktinath Temple. The Prime Minister visited the temple.
# 08:30 AM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation live. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a crucial two-day visit to Nepal to bridge the trust deficit between the two neighbouring countries. Attempting to strike a right spiritual chord, Modi on day visited Janki Temple in Nepal's temple town of Jankapur and flagged off a bus service. The PM started his day two with a visit to another iconic Muktinath Temple. Stick with us for all the latest news and information about Modi's Nepal visit.