Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, recently blamed India for his mounting troubles. He faced a sharp attack from top leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party. These leaders demanded that the prime minister step down immediately.
PM Oli had recently accused New Delhi of orchestrating efforts to topple him. This he belived was in an effort to put the rival faction led by co-chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on a back in power. PM Oli, speaking at an event last week had claimed that his rivals were trying to pull the rug from under his feet. This was because he had brought out a new political map. This map had upset India. But this attempt backfired.
At the party meeting recently, reports quoted communist party leaders have stepped up their pitch to seek his removal. They stated that the Oli-led government had failed to deliver on basic governance issues. Also, was blaming India to divert attention.
Leaders Ask To Quit
As things escalated party co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal asked PM Oli to quit.He said this owing to the government’s all-round incompetence. Many NCP leaders came down on PM Oli for failing to deliver. Also, as well as for applying diversion tactics to fend off criticisms.
Reports said PM Oli’s rival faction is ready to force him to either quit being the Prime Minister or the position of party co-chair. PM Oli tried to ignore calls for his resignation, repeating his opinion about New Delhi’s role.
The Controversial Map
PM Oli unveiled Nepal’s new map last month. The map made fresh territorial claims on India’s Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura territoties. Experts in Kathmandu and New Delhi had stated his government’s hard push to the map in an effort to stir up ultra-nationalistic sentiments against India. His rivals within and outside agreed with him.
India has rejected Nepal’s claim as untenable. Also, described it as an artificial enlargement of the regional claims.
Recently, Communist party president Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda demanded Oli’s resignation. Also, questioned his attempt to pass on the blame to New Delhi. Recently, Nepal foreign minister stated that the government hoped that the territorial dispute between India and Nepal would be resolved.