DHANUSHA: Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Vijay Sonkar Shastri, has said that the monetary assistance of one billion which the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced for the development of Janakpurdham area would be provided soon.

Talking in brief to journalists, Shastri, who arrived in Janakpurdham in course of a religious visit, said the relations between Nepal and India are ancient and historical.

He said the Government of India would provide the announced amount soon. The BJP spokesperson also stated that the Ramayana Circuit Railway Scheme also included Janakpurdham.

The Mahanta of the Janaki Temple, Ram Tapeshwor Das suggested Shastri who was at the temple for worship and paying homage to take initiatives for checking cow smuggling that is reportedly taking place from Nepal to India.

“There is no killing of cows in Nepal. But cows are slaughtered in India although there are four Shankaracharyas there. This should be stopped. Please, convey my message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” the priest of the Janaki temple said to Shastri.

The BJP official also met with Dalit community leaders as well as the leaders of political parties at Sawari Kuti, Janakpurdham Sub-Metropolitan City -7.