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Nepal's Left parties joining hands an internal matter: India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today described as "internal developments" the decision of Nepal's three Left parties to form an alliance to take on the Nepali ahead of the provincial and federal elections.

Raveesh Kumar, the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, said it would not be appropriate for him to comment on Nepal's internal matter.

"It would not be appropriate for me to comment on Nepal's internal matter. has an abiding interest in peace, stability and economic prosperity of Nepal, within the framework of a democratic and inclusive polity in Nepal," he said.

He was responding to a question on how views the three Left parties coming together against the ruling Nepali

Early this month, the of (Unified- Marxist Leninist), the of (Maoist- Centre) and the Naya Shakti Party (NSP) agreed to form a Left coalition to contest provincial and federal elections later this year.

"As a close and friendly neighbour of Nepal, India will continue to extend all possible support to for peace, stability and accelerated economic development in accordance with the priorities of the people and the government of Nepal," Kumar said.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 18:48 IST