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Narendra Modi congratulates new Nepal PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated CPN-UML chairman KP Sharma Oli for being elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.

“PM @narendramodi spoke to Shri KP Oli and congratulated him on being elected as the PM of Nepal,” Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted.

Oli got 338 votes, 39 more than the 299 that he needed to be elected as the Prime Minister. Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala could secure only 249 votes.

A total of 587 members had cast their votes.