Kathmandu, November 2
India on Tuesday handed over 200 vehicles to the government of Nepal as its offer of election assistance.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Naveen Srivastava handed over the vehicles to Finance Minister Janardan Sharma yesterday for the purpose of use in Nepal’s upcoming parliamentary elections, according to the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.
“These vehicles are being handed over at the request of the Government of Nepal for utilisation during elections, of which 120 vehicles are for the utilisation by security forces and 80 vehicles are for the utilisation by the Election Commission of Nepal,” the embassy says in a press release, “These vehicles would prove to be useful in further augmenting the logistical arrangements of various institutions of Nepal across the country for conducting the polls.”
India has been extending support in the form of vehicles as per the request of Nepal in previous elections. also. “To date, more than 2400 vehicles have been gifted to various Nepali institutions for support during elections.”