Nepal ties scaled 'new heights' after PM Modi's visit, says Nepal's premier

How Congress thinks PM Modi is influencing Karnataka polls from Nepal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known for his busy schedule, but as he left Karnataka where he had been campaigning for the state elections to go to Nepal for an official 2-day visit, the Congress party alleged on Saturday that the trip to Nepal was aimed at influencing the Karnataka elections.

Congress leader Ashok Gehlot takes a jibe at PM Narendra Modi for temple visits in Nepal.

The MoU was expected to be signed during Mr Modi's visit, which eneded on Saturday, but it could not materialise due to some reasons. While addressing a gathering in Janakpur on Friday, Modi even said that he came to Nepal as "chief pilgrim" and not as prime minister.

"This is not a good trend for democracy". He said Modi's visit was discussed with his Nepalese counterpart on February 12 when the former called K P Oli to congratulate him on his victory.

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As voting for the Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 is underway, many leaders have got their fingers inked in different constituencies. "They will say the Congress has a problem with the Pashupatinath temple". Alleging violation of the model code of conduct, he said Mr Modi's temple visits in Nepal were being aired on the day of polling in Karnataka.

Narendra Modi, who is now on a two-day visit to Nepal to strengthen Indo-Nepal ties, visited Muktinath temple on Saturday and offered prayers. Prime Minister Oli had then expressed his desire for an early visit by Prime Minister Modi.

"If one asks him (Modi), no other person is Hindu, except the BJP and RSS people, besides him and Amit Shah", he said. Mr Modi arrived in Nepal yesterday on a two-day visit to the Himalayan nation.

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