Nepal’s Prime Minister, K P Sharma Oli, has made three “mistakes” with his latest “undiplomatic” and “irritating” anti-India remarks, according to a senior member of the ruling Communist Party, in the midst of growing pressure on the weakened member who is facing calls for resignation.
Last month, Prime Minister Oli alleged that India was conspiring with his political rivals to throw him out of power. Reacting to Oli’s previous related to border dispute and ‘real Ayodhya’ remarks, Spokesperson of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) and member of the powerful Central Secretariat Narayankaji Shrestha described the prime minister’s statements as “undiplomatic.”Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has committed a blunder by making irritating remarks against India, at a time when there is a need for resolving the border issue through dialogue with the southern neighbour,” he said.
“It was a mistake on the part of Prime Minister Oli to make irritating remarks by mentioning India’s national symbol while claiming the disputed lands of Kalapani and Lipulekh,” the spokesperson told Himalayan TV in an interview. Prime Minister Oli has committed three blunders in dealing with India, though the claim made by the government on Kalapani and other territories by issuing a new map was commendable, he added.
The first mistake was to talk in an irritating manner about the Indian symbol Satyamev Jayate, the second was to blame India for hatching a conspiracy to overthrow its baseless government, and the third was to make a mistake by claiming that Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Ram, lies near Birgunj of Nepal, Shrestha said, the other being the Kalpani issues.
Differences have also emerged between Oli and Nepal Communist Party’s Executive Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” over the party’s leadership.
The internal feud in the CPN intensified after Prachanda and senior leader Madhav Nepal asked for Oli’s resignation following his controversial remarks against India. Oli had accused Prachanda and Nepal of hatching a conspiracy to topple his government after the new map of Nepal was issued by the government with the inclusion of Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh areas.
Senior NCP figures, including Prachanda, attacked Oli for his baseless anti-India remarks.
The Oli and Prachanda groups are currently engaged in internal negotiations, although the date for the formal meeting has yet to be set. Oli has dismissed the appeal for the resignation of the dissident party.
Meanwhile, 201 members of the Central Committee of the CPN, close to the Executive Prachanda, have asked the leadership to convene a meeting of the 441-member Central Committee to settle the internal feud of the ruling party, said Ganesh Shah, the party’s senior leader. The meeting of the Standing Committee of the Party was repeatedly postponed due to the absence of the Prime Minister.
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