Sonia Gandhi condoles Nepalese leader Sushil Koirala's death

Feb 09, 2016, 13:50 IST | IANS

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday condoled the death of former Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and noted his contribution to Indo-Nepal ties.

She said he led his country during extremely difficult and testing times and contributed immensely to its transition into a republic. His contribution to fostering Indi-Nepal ties will always be remembered, she said in a statement.

Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi

Koirala, who was credited with promulgating the country's new Constitution in September last year to complete a stalled peace process, died today after a bout of pneumonia.

79-year-old Koirala had served as Nepal's Prime Minister from February 2014 to October 2015 and was the president of Nepali Congress, the country's biggest political party.

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