Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli once again on Tuesday accused India of fueling unrest against him after his own party made fresh demands for his resignations in a standing committee meeting of the ruling Communist Party. Local Nepalese media reported that party’s co-chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and other senior leaders asked Oli to quit citing his government’s alleged failure in handling several issues. They also accused him of diverting the issues by constantly accusing India so as to cover up his own mistakes.
Media reports said that the rival faction within the party wants Oli to either quit the Prime Ministerial post or the position of party co-chair. They said the prime minister then again played the India card stating that the neighbour was behind attempts to overthrow his government.
Oli has often taken a confrontational stand with India in recent times and has pushed Nepal into the arms of the Chinese. India and Nepal have had a confrontational relationship in the recent past with the latter passing an amendment to ratify a new Nepali map with territory claimed and controlled by India.