Narendra Modi to come to Lumbini in Nepal to celebrate Buddha Jayanti

File: Indian Prime Minister Narendra
File: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Nepal

Kathmandu, May 6

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming to Nepal on May 16.

Even though there has been no official news, it is all but certain that Modi will come to Nepal and attend a programme hosted by UNESCO in Lumbini to mark Buddha Jayanti.

The government has already started preparations to welcome the Indian premier. Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will fly to Lumbini to welcome Modi who is unlikely to come to Kathmandu.

It is likely that Modi will also lay the foundation stone to build a monastery in the area. Over the past decades, many countries have built monasteries around Lumbini.

According to a source, Narendra Modi will fly back the same day. He is expected to arrive around 11 am and will leave by 5 pm.

The source also adds that Nepali businessman Binod Chaudhary wants to take Modi to Swargadwari, a popular pilgrimage site. But, Indian security officials said that this might not happen as they want security guarantees.

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