Nepal PM K P Sharma Oli
NEW DELHI: Nepal’s hardline communist PM K P Sharma Oli has come under immense pressure to resign from within the ruling Nepal Communist Party, including from former PM Prachanda.
According to Nepal media reports, Prachanda, Madhav Kumar Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal and Bamdev Gautam demanded that Oli quit at a meeting on Tuesday.
Oli has tried to make the rebellion from within his party about India and has gone on record to say that India has been behind the effort to unseat him.
At a meeting of the standing committee of the party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal or Prachanda openly called for Oli’s resignation over issues of misgovernance.
Meanwhile foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali told Nepal’s parliament that the boundary issue should not impact the larger relationship with India. “All the stakeholders should make contributions in building a positive tone in (bilateral) relations. No one should spread bitterness in the relationship,” he said. “I urge all to make positive contributions.”
However, the Indian government is taking a tough line here — India has refused to talk to Nepal about boundary issues particularly after the constitution amendment.