STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Nepal Quake: India Acted as 'Elder', Not 'Big Brother', Says Sushma Swaraj

Swaraj claimed that the new Constitution of Nepal did not incorporate rights granted to Madheshis by the interim Constitution.

Published: 07th December 2015 10:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th December 2015 10:37 PM   |  A+A-

Sushma Swaraj_AFP

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (File|AFP)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government took great initiatives to mend ties with Nepal, adding that India was the first nation to offer humanitarian support to Nepal after devastating earthquakes in April-May.

“Then, India acted like an elder brother, and not like a big brother,” Swaraj said in the Rajya Sabha.

She said India was ready to airlift essential supplies, including medicines, to Nepal during the blockade.

“We even wrote to the Nepalese Prime Minister, asking him for the list of medicines they needed, but never got any reply,” she added.

Meanwhile, she also claimed that the new Constitution of Nepal did not incorporate rights granted to Madheshis by the interim Constitution.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp